Beyoncé Shouts Out Notable Female 'Truthsayers' And Rule Breakers For Women's History Month
In her recent Grammy speech, Beyoncé expressed that she is honored to uplift Black people who help inspire her.
March 26, 2021 at 10:56 pm
In a series of posts elevating women truthsayers, rule breakers and entertainers, the 39-year-old singer and songwriter paid homage on her website to those "who rose to the occasion in delivering stand-out feats that made us all shine."
On Tuesday, she penned a message to women entertainers whose “passion and brilliance shone on courts, zoom stages, streaming services, television, books, dance and song. They gave us joy and provided escapism in the midst of an overwhelming year.”
She highlighted Megan Thee Stallion, Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Cynthia Erivo, Catherine O'Hara, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Issa Rae, Cardi B, Andra Day, Misty Copeland, Taraji P. Henson, Serena Williams, Adele, Chloe x Halle, Naomi Osaka, and her sister Solange Knowles.
Earlier this month, Queen Bey celebrated women she deemed “Rule Breakers,” who created their own way to tell their stories for International Women’s Day. Some of the groundbreaking women mentioned in the group included trans activist Laverne Cox, U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams and Meghan Markle.
Beyoncé also took time to show gratitude to women who speak truth into the world, writing “we honor these brave women who choose, seek and celebrate the truth. May grace continue to lie at your feet, and may every girl walk in your footsteps.”
Following a surge of violence this month against the Asian American community, Beyonce posted a message of solidarity in collaboration with Global Citizen last week, highlighting nine leading organizations doing upstanding work to support people.
At the Grammy Awards on March 14, the “Run The World” singer celebrated her own unprecedented achievements as she became the woman with the most Grammys in history.
"As an artist, I believe it's my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times. It's been such a difficult time. So I wanted to uplift, encourage, and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continued to inspire me and inspire the whole world," she said as she accepted her record-breaking 28th Grammy for "Black Parade."
Beyoncé won awards for Outstanding Female Artist for “Black Parade” and Outstanding Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl,” which she shared with her daughter Blue Ivy. She and Megan Thee Stallion shared awards for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song.
Chloe X Halle, the R&B icon’s proteges, raked in two awards for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (traditional) for “Wonder What She Thinks of Me” and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for “Do It.”
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