Making Sure Our Daughter Participates in Culturally Significant Events
[Editor's Note: Everyone has had a thought or twelve about Oprah's show ending. Rory wrote a great piece at Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care about why it was a culturally significant event and why she involved her daughter, who is still to young to understand, in the event. -Jenna]
Whenever something culturally significant happens, we try to include Boo as best as possible, whether it be by taking her somewhere, letting her watch a program on television, or, as you can see above, my obsessive desire to have her photographed with newspapers.
So is the ending of Oprah on par with the first African American President of the United States? Uh, no. But, Oprah has done so much to change the face of what it means to be not just an African American woman, but a woman, in the US that I can't help but sniff in sadness that my daughter will not know her show the way that I have over these past 25 years.