Dear Beyonce (Sasha Fierce, Yonce, Bey, Queen),
Thank you for everything you’ve done for feminists all over the world.
It took a lot of self-control to not let this blog become a Beyoncé shrine. Let’s be honest, all our posts could be dedicated to a different aspect of Queen Bey, but we would have to make three posts a day for 10 years just to cover half. But seriously, there is a good reason for bringing her into this!
Beyoncé’s recent performance at the VMAs blew us away, and that iconic moment where she stood proudly on stage in front of a massive screen reading “FEMINIST” stirred something up in all of us.
Yes, it was incredible but that was just one (amazing) moment in a career of amazing moments. Beyonce produces music that inspires and encourages girls and women to embrace all aspects of themselves, as well as awakening feminist identity in a younger generation with songs like ‘Run the World’, ‘Me Myself and I’, and ‘Grown Woman’.
Take a look at the Grown Woman video and get ready to feel empowered.
She has established a successful career, making her own business decisions after leaving her father’s management, and has started a family of her own. Of course this is not a checklist of things you need to do to be a feminist, but she has taught us to aspire, make our own decisions and fulfill our dreams, and that’s what it’s all about.
I bow down,