15 Bold Oprah-Inspired Messages for Our Little Girls

During the 75th Annual Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B Demille Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of entertainment. As expected, her acceptance speech did not disappoint. She reminded us of a few important things, one being that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you have. The other was a message for all the little girls who need to know “a new day is on the horizon and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women plus some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say #metoo again”

Oprah always speaks from the heart and her words usually find a way to inspire us to action. This time, her message got me thinking about the messages we should all be sending to the little girls of the world. We have a responsibility to them too. Just like Oprah used the Golden Globes’ platform to empower, we can use our own personal platforms as opportunities to do the same.

If you had the opportunity to speak to the little girls of the world, what would you say? I know what I would say. It’s the same message I wish I had the courage to say to myself when I was growing up. I would tell them all of the following:

1. God loves you, and always will
2. You are more powerful than you know
3. Yes, you can
4. You are beautiful
5. You are smart
6. Go get it.
7. Take a chance on yourself
8. Do what you love
9. Don’t ever dim your light
10. Love who you are
11. Trust yourself and your abilities
13. Be confident
14. Ask for what you want
15. Speak love to others, any chance you get

We all have some little girl watching us; how we respond to things, how we pursue our passions and how we move forward despite fear. They’re watching us, so it’s important we share messages that encourage them to act and to start thinking about courage and confidence now. It’s never too soon to start building up our girls with words of wisdom. So, if you had a platform, what message would you share?

7 thoughts on “15 Bold Oprah-Inspired Messages for Our Little Girls

  1. I always told my twin girls they weren’t inferior to anybody but God. They were also reminded they came into the world fighting to live so never ever say “I Cant” because you were born strong.

    1. Tanya, thank you for commenting. These are two amazing messages for little girls to hear. When we continue to instill messages like these into our girls it builds character and ignites that fire they need to become unstoppable. And your twins are proof of that! Thanks for sharing.

  2. If I had a platform my message to young girls would be ‘Treat Your Bodies Like Temples’.
    If this can be firmly instilled in young girls there will be less unprepared pregnancies and less young adult women being treated for STDs. Within the first 2 weeks in college this year my neice’s roommate was diagnosed with an STD (sleeping with a student she had NEVER met and allowing him to go without a condom). When she called the young man his uncaring response was ‘who is this again’..offering no apologies or anything. She had to learn the hard and embarrassing way that her Body is a Temple and some random dude at a party didn’t deserve something so special.
    While some young women are fortunate to contract something curable others are not…Several years ago the Center for Disease Control reported that over 60% of HIV cases were African American women (contracted via heterosex) that particular year. A few ways I believe young girls can be taught to respect their bodies are:
    • avoid giving in to peer pressure
    • abstinence until they can safely handle an adult sexual relationship
    • following the rule ‘no glove no love’ if they just have to experience sex

    I’m sure there are many other ways that we as adult women can spread to our future adult womenand we can only pray they are listening.

    1. Yolonda, yes, yes, yes! To all of this. And you do have a platform now with the young ladies to get to coach! Awesome and real life messages girls need to hear!!

  3. I like your tips and will be using them for the girls I come across daily. I would also tell them to believe in their self and never give up. As long as you have life, you have hope!

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