One of the most recognized TV hosts worldwide, Oprah Winfrey got candid about her tough experiences.
Winfrey, who is marked as a role model for her success and ambition at her work, on the eve of launching her brand new book entitled ‘What Happened To You‘ appeared on ‘The Dr. Oz Show‘ and opened about having lived with a blood-thirsty grandmother and abusive grandfather. During her speech, Winfrey stated that she has still some sleeping problems because of the abuse and trauma she had experienced in her childhood.
Before the episode in which Oprah opened up about the tough times aired, she took to her verified Instagram account and talked about the same issue as she announced that ‘What Happened To You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing‘ hit the shelves.
On Instagram, the TV host released a black and white TBT photo of himself that sees her as a little child, and added a message that reads:
“Through conversations with my co-author Dr. Bruce Perry, my eyes have been opened to the fact that although I experienced abuse and trauma as a child, my brain found ways to adapt. This is where hope lives for all of us—in the unique adaptability of our miraculous brains.”
Stating that she hopes her book make people to “find the tools to build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate your responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships,” Winfrey continued by saying that the proceeds received from the sales of the book will be used for a good cause. In her own words:
“All of my proceeds made from this book will go right to the Boys & Girls Club in Mississippi. Thank you.”
Following the post, Winfrey received numerous supportive comments from her industry friends and followers. Here are some of these comments:
“Oprah, I hate that story. I’m so sorry. Thank you for showing us how we can transform” wrote, Rita Wilson.
“An essential reading. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and stories with the world” added the Instagram account for Oprah Daily.