Oprah Winfrey is a great role model for young girls.
In a video for the new issue of The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey answers questions from young girls about her amazing life.
Six-year-old Yanna asks Winfrey, “What’s the best reason to take a day off?” Winfrey’s answer: “You are really really sick and you’re coughing a lot, and you don’t want to pass those germs on to your friends.”
Asked by 5-year-old Brooklyn what was the best thing she learned when she became a grown up, Winfrey says, “That I was in charge of my life, and that the best thing I could do ever is be a person who listened to what my heart said, listened to what I believed to be true, and not listen to everybody else’s ideas about what I should do or who I should be.”
Also in the issue, Winfrey writes about the power of women standing up on behalf of others, and highlights New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque massacre.
“In the wake of the killings, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became a peace master,” Winfrey writes. “She demonstrated empathy in motion. She showed us what it means to have the courage of your convictions, and she set a global standard for leadership.”