Makers: Women Who Made America

The maker of my life that has influenced me the most and who also has been highlighted by the documentary ‘Makers: Women Who Make America’s Oprah Winfrey. For continuous twenty-five years, the life of every American household women appears to be inspired by the shining beacon of calmness and hope – Oprah Winfrey. She like Selena Gomez also had a hard upbringing. However, she made the most of the opportunities of life and turned them into as a platform of her career. Her main goal always had been to serve for a cause even more above her life.

Oprah has genuinely provided a summary of the picture of American life. She has inspired everyone almost from Missouri’s farmers to the elites of the Park Avenue. When they turned to her shows to reflect upon issues and opinions related to the social and political arenas of the country. Some of them even approached her when they wanted to acquire some type of reassurance that they will emerge as hopes in their dark lives despite if anything wrong happen with them. She converted the TV’s daytime to intimate from gossip season. She also reflected upon the key issues related to the highly patriarchal society of America that is surrounded by ignorance, fallacies, and a lot of stigmas. She also emerged as the emotional core for those American individuals who indeed have suffered a huge lot of pain or have struggled to death in their lives. Moreover, she also has openly discussed issues such as battling with self-esteem, failed personal relations, poverty and sexual-harassment faced by females mostly.

The reason why I considered these three women as makers in my life is their similarity and references with the documentary ‘Makers: Women Who Make America.’ Especially the prime example of Oprah Winfrey has deeply influenced women of all race and country. In 2013, this documentary film was released based on the struggle for equality of women in the United States since the past five decades of the twentieth century. In February 2013 it was distributed as a 3-hour and 2-part television documentary by the Public Broadcasting Service and was narrated by Meryl Streep.

It mainly reflected upon interviews that were conducted with women throughout the entire social strata. It included television stars such as Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres and politicians such as Hillary Clinton. It also reflected upon significant interviews with phone company workers, coal miners, and flight attendants. In 2004 first, the project of ‘Makers’ got initiated by Dyllan McGee who eventually was the executive produced and founder of this project. The key objective behind this project was to reflect upon the sense of momentum in the ongoing and continuous women’s movement.

According to the documentary, this makers whom I have mentioned can be titled as one the real makers of the women’s movement due to her extraordinary qualities and the work which they have done in their lives. Moreover, the struggles which she has faced and the challenges which she has combated can inspire women of every race and nation.