So the good news is that In Style is finally getting more inclusive with their cover stars this year and Oprah looks so good in that embroidered Gucci jacket with “LOVED” written across the back. Oprah looks over her shoulder and flashes a signature smile.
The bad news is the boss lady said she is most definitely not running for president, dammit. “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me,” she says. “I don’t have the DNA for it.”
With high hopes after her inspirational and empowering speech at the 2018 Golden Globes, we were all rooting for her possible presidential campaign in 2020. But, yeah… not happening.
“Everything that’s happened has brought us to this point in time. We’ve been working our way through a lot of repressed pain, anger, shame, and disappointment,” she says. “And we weren’t honoring our own voices. Now we’re here, and it took Harvey Weinstein to burst that door wide open. But Harvey [Weinstein] wasn’t the first one. It was Bill Cosby before him, and Bill O’Reilly before him. It’s just fascinating to me because I always try to look at things from thousands of feet above…” As more people come forward about sexism and sexual assault, she says, “It has seared into the consciousness a level of awareness that was not there before. That’s the most important thing to me. When Reese Witherspoon can tell her story at the same time as a farm worker in Iowa or a factory worked in Alabama, it says to a person, ‘Oh well, I’ve been putting up with that asshole supervisor for all these years. Maybe it’s time for me to do something too.'”
And if you missed that ah-mazing speech, check it out below 🙂