Over Coming Obstacles

How Oprah overcame her rough past

some facts about her

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi and she became a talk show host after overcoming these obsticles

childhood

As a child Oprah lived on a small farm in Mississippi with her strict grandmother. When Oprah was 6 she moved back with her mother. Her mother worked long hours so she was neglected and at 9 she got raped by her cousin and after the continued to get sexually abused by other relatives until she was 13. At 14 years old oprah became pregnant but the baby died shortly after birth and she moved with her dad.

Some of her best achievements

Biography

As a child Oprah grew up on a small farm in the small town of Kosciusko, Mississippi with her very strict grandmother who abused her. When she was about 6 years old Oprah moved in with her mother who worked long hours and she was taken care of by a maid. When Oprah was 9 she was raped by her cousin and for years after continued to get sexually abused. At the age 14 she became pregnant. The baby ended up dying shortly after birth. In 2011 she was nominated best supporting actress in the movie she acted in called The Color Purple. She has also appeared in Time's "100 Most Influential" list since 2004. In September of 1986 Oprah started her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show that show stopped airing later in 2011 because she retired. Oprah still is famous for her influence on things today.

conflict

the conflict in Oprah's life was she was abused as a child

Biblography

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