“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.”
Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian, actress, and television host for her talk-show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She is also an entrepreneur as she has founded her own record company, Eleveneleven, production company, A Very Good Production, and lifestyle brand, ED by Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres received the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as the Golden Globes Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other honors. Throughout her career, she has used her platforms to spread positivity and advocate for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
Q: Are you able to challenge other people to accept their responsibility? – Oprah Magazine
A: “Oh yeah, and that was such a huge thing for me, because I was raised to be quiet about things like that—you know, just keep your mouth closed. Not in a strict way—my parents were very passive…But in my family, nothing was ever confronted. Yet now it’s easy for me to tell other people what they’re doing and how it makes me feel… I want people to like me—but not at my expense.”