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[MUSIC] I am humbled by this day. And, so grateful to Essence for this honor. I grew up with Essence, as Alfrey said. From the very first issue. And what a thrill and a delight to see yourself reflected on the pages when you are a young growing woman. I stand here, in recognition that true power comes from what Gary Zukav says in his book, The Seed of the Soul. When the personality comes to serve the energy of the soul, that is authentic power. When you can use your personality [LAUGH]. To serve the real reason you are here. You let the personality work for the energy of the soul. That is authentic power. And what I learned over the years, as that theme kept coming up in every single person no matter who it was, was that okay. Is that that really is what we're all looking for is to know that we are seen, we are heard, that what we say means something. And that is whether you're talking to your two year old or talking to your boss, your spouse. Everybody wants to know that they matter. And you can, you can just dissolve any argument the moment the person recognizes that they are being heard, they are being seen, and what they say matters. I am grateful that you see me. And that you have heard me. And that what I have said, has mattered. Thank you for this award. [MUSIC]

Black Women in Hollywood: A Look Back at Oprah Winfrey's 2013 Acceptance Speech

Relive Oprah Winfrey's 2013 acceptance speech, where she discusses the concept of authentic power and truly seeing a person for who they are.