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Welllll, not really but can’t a girl dream? Truth be told, my girl Michi just texted me about Oprah Winfrey’s Duke commencement address this weekend and her call to action for the new grads. It spoke to me loud and clear so of course, I had to share.

During her 25-minute speech beneath overcast skies, the Fly Female Entrepreneur told the 4,400 graduates and their guests that “one of the best ways to enhance your own life is to enhance somebody else’s” and to “stand proudly in your own shoes while you help others stand in theirs.”

“How can I help somebody else move to higher ground? That is success. That’s it. That’s why we’re all alive,” she said.

She also emphasized the need to make wise choices daily, saying, “Each of us has to stand in our own shoes. Will you stand in them in humility and compassion and courage? Every day will give you a chance to make that choice.”

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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