After [Oprah’s] parents separated from each other and from her,
she was left in the care of a grandmother
who believed in the laying on of hands in all ways.
– Maya Angelou, “Poetic Passage,”
Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Oprah Winfrey revealed on her show that her infamous food issues have their roots in her grandmother’s whippings.
Yet, this October, her magazine has two articles about breast cancer and not one drop of ink about domestic violence.
“Gotta Talk About It,” Oprah!
Oprah has turned herself into a pretzel trying to resolve her food issues. Ironically, the Queen of Talk won’t do the one thing that will heal her: she’s gotta talk about her grandmother’s whippings. They are at the root of her disease to please and her food issues.
If anybody can get Oprah to talk about it, I believe it is L.Y. Marlow. She’s going to be in Chicago at the Old Orchard Mall on Octber 16.
L.Y. Marlow Is a Protective Grandmother
Why did L.Y. launch the Saving Promise “Gotta Talk About It” national road tour? She wants to protect her granddaughter Promise from experiencing the domestic violence that has been in her family for generations.
L.Y. knows that domestic violence and child abuse aren’t going to stop until we talk about it.
Oprah, Invite L.Y. to Be a Guest on Your Show
You know how Oprah says first we get hit with a pebble. . .then we get hit with a brick? Well, Oprah, this blogger and day-one ultimate viewer has tossed the pebble. Her good buddy Tyler Perry tossed another pebble when he asked her to co-produce Precious.
Now, it is time for the proverbial brick. I’m going to keep asking my readers to blitz her producers until L.Y. is invited on Oprah to get her to talk about her experiences with child abuse.
To this end, the Saving Promise campaign is doing another Oprah blitz today. Before midnight tonight, I want everyone to heed this call: