Oprah Winfrey used obesity as a ‘shield’
Oprah Winfrey has for a long time her overweight used as a reason for things not to do or not to events to do. “My weight was a sort of shield and prevented me of things to do.”
“You don’t go to that party because you didn’t dress because nothing fits,” says Winfrey, who in conversation with Good Housekeeping says that they are for a long time actually wanted to hide.
The 63-year-old presenter is now greatly fallen off. “I have now reached the point where I no longer need it to me to hide. I know it sounds strange for someone who is always in the spotlight, but it was really my shield, and at the same time my shame.”
For Winfrey, it is as if there is literally and figuratively a load of her has fallen off. “It is where I have all my life been looking for. A sense of freedom. There is nothing better than that feeling.”