March is Women’s History Month, and women have indeed been making their mark. Less than two weeks ago, Beyonce made history at the Grammys and became the most decorated woman in Grammy history with 28 wins for “Black Parade.”
Now, the megastar has decided to honor other great women, Harper’s Bazaar reported.
Knowles decided to shoutout some inarguably prolific women across industries, such as Serena Williams, Stacey Abrams, and Issa Rae, on her website. The group was one of creativity, Black female genius, excellence, and beauty.
Beyonce highlighted her own categories of “Rule Breakers,” “Truth Sayers,” and “The Entertainers.” One of the rule breakers is Stacey Abrams, who used an unsuccessful run for governor in Georgia to fuel a mission that turned the state blue for the first time since 1992, and many believe saved the nation. Another notable rule breaker that Beyonce lauded was Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Markle sat down with her husband Prince Harry and spilled a little royal tea in front of a television journalism legend, Oprah Winfrey.
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The truth sayers were women like Tarana Burke, who ripped off the shroud of silence surrounding sexual violence and harassment with the #metoo Movement and Amanda Gorman, who made history as the youngest inaugural poet in history at just 22-years-old.
The entertainers included Misty Copeland, who danced her way into the Principal Dancer position at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and was the first African-American woman to accomplish the feat. British actress and producer Michaela Coel also made the list. Coel is the creator of “Chewing Gum” and the Emmy-worthy series “I May Destroy You.”
The megastar had the perfect mix with relative newbies like Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle and Andra Day, to women whose greatness has been known for decades, such as Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, and Kelly Rowland.
Queen Bey expressed heartfelt words for the cadre of singers, rappers, actors, politicians, and athletes. “Their 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 said. Indeed, many of these women accomplished things before us all that made a year of quarantine a little less gloomy and formidable.
At the Grammys, Beyonce acknowledged our artisans’ value to the upliftment and progress of the culture. “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.
She was right, and these women have done exactly that.