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Oprah tells Contessa that she is not all used up, and she must have faith in herself to move on and begin a new life.

"If you believe yourself, as you've told the world today, that you're all used up, then your life will be," Oprah says. "There's nothing else that could ever possibly happen that would bring you joy, that would bring you meaning, that would bring you a sense of fulfillment if that is what you believe. You become what you believe. ... God has great plans for you. Great things will happen to you in your life."

When Oprah looks into Contessa's eyes, she says she sees herself. "When I was 14 years old, I was running the streets," she says. "And there but for the grace of God, if my father hadn't taken me in, I could have been you or any one of the girls here."
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FROM: Inside the Lives of Young Prostitutes
Published on May 08, 2006

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