Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with an inspirational speech about her upbringing and what representation means to children.

A champion of Time’s Up, the new celebrity-backed initiative meant to give support to women in all industries, Winfrey spoke passionately about the importance of speaking out.

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” she said. “And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”

After stepping off the stage, Winfrey, 63, came backstage and spoke to reporters about lessons she’s learned throughout her decades-long career.

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