Wherever you stand on the media is the problem v. the media is the solution debate, last Sunday night’s Golden Globes, the launch of Hollywood’s award season provided context and commentary for how to lead with purpose and soul, if not within the system then in spite of it!
The entire evening provided artists with a global stage (bully pulpit) from which to express their views on social justice, and signal important changes they envision manifesting as a result of the power of creatives and their gift to connect, inspire and in some cases change mindsets and societal norms for the better.
A highlight for me was Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and delivering a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.
If you saw it, here it is for a moving revisit.
If you didn’t, here it is for your viewing experience…
From post-event commentary signaling potential Presidential interests to polarizing and plebian comments, Oprah, in my opinion, authentically holds the space for social justice for humanity with humility and has more sway, clout and moral authority than most.
That is my opinion. What is yours?
Do you turn a blind eye to corruption and injustice, to tyrants, secrets and lies?
Do you maintain the ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights?
A full transcript of Oprah’s acceptance speech follows here:
Thanks to creatives everywhere who use their craft to move humanity forward!
Pay it forward with purpose and creativity.
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King