Resiliency Project

Shawndell Turner

Struggle Of Oprah Winfrey

she had to overcome many obstacles in achieving the success she enjoys in her life today. Where she grew up from was where her grandmother raised her.her grandmother was so strict. She was beaten regularly. Due to her family poverty her family was poor with less money. She went to stay with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was once left in care with her 19yr old cousin who raped her.she continued to suffer other consequences from other relatives in her family her mother's boyfriend until she was 13 years old when she ran away from her family. When she became 14 she was pregnant and the baby died then she moved in with her father who was in Tennessee.

Overcame Situation Clear

Learning from her painful past and how she was treated when she was younger she has continued to build on her success and build a better economy by leaving what happened in the past, in the past. And she created a monthly magazine the Oprah magazine she is the best supporting actress in her role that she plays today. She was little with bad things accommodating to her when she was 14.

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Effect On Individual Clear

Her whole life has been frustrating with an upcoming experience, when she was little she thought that she was never going to become Anything In life. (Oprah Winfrey Biography). But now she is a successful business women. Who loves and care for everyone. No matter how different they are. She delivers almost 2 million dollars to charity every year to feed and help the poor.

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4 Direct Quotes

  • “Within several months, Winfrey's open, warm- Hearted personal style had won her 100,000 more viewers than Donahue and had taken her show from last place to first in the ratings(Oprah Winfrey Biography)”.

  • Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program. With its placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10 million people, the show grossed $125 million by the end of its first year, of which Winfrey received $30 million.(Oprah Winfrey Biography)

  • After Winfrey graduated, WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, saaaaacheduled her to do the local news updates, called cut-ins, during Good Morning, America, and soon she was moved to the morning talk show Baltimore Is Talking with co host Richard She.(Notable Biography)

  • Winfrey formed her own production company, Harpo, Inc., in August 1986 to produce the topics that she wanted to see produced, including the television drama miniseries based on Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, in which Winfrey was featured along with Cicely Tyson, Robin Givens, Olivia Cole, Jackee, Paula Kelly, and Lynn Whitfield.(Notable Biography)

Mini Bio: Oprah Winfrey

4 Indirect Quotes

    • At six years old Winfrey was sent north to join her mother and two half-brothers in a Milwaukee ghetto, an extremely poor and dangerous neighborhood.(Notable Biographies)

    • At twelve years old she was sent to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. Feeling secure and happy for a brief period she began making speeches at social gatherings and churches, and one time earned five hundred dollars for a speech. (Notable Biographies)

    • The poor, urban lifestyle had its negative effect on Winfrey as a young teenager, and her problems were compounded by repeated sexual abuse, starting at age nine, by men that others in her family trusted (Notable Biographies)

    • Winfrey said her father saved her life. He was very strict and provided her with guidance, structure, rules, and books. (Notable Biographies)