Beyonce's Impact

One of my vivid childhood memories with Brooke was on our flight to UCA Nationals in 2004,  singing Destiny Child's “Soldier” playing on XM radio.  
Not only has Beyonce changed the mentality of women, but motivates by her drive and persona.

Her Drive

Beyoncé is the most influential female artist of our time. Some even refer to her as the Michael Jackson of our era. I don't know if that's pushing it but... she's epic. In the beginning, Beyoncé was dropped from her first record label that signed her and her girl group. Amazed when I discovered this. Someone was actually lame enough not to realize how dope Beyoncé was. What I take from this and what is extremely evident regarding Beyoncé and her fortune is that success is a process. Everyone starts at the bottom. Now, every time Beyoncé puts something new out, it's always the top of headlines. Everything she touches turns to gold. I strive to want that..have that. I strive to have her mentality. I will always want more for myself. Like what is the next opportunity? What is the next step? Get out there, stop being lazy, stay hungry.

Her Normalcy

Beyoncé announced on Oprah's Next Chapter she had a miscarriage. Millions go through that experience, but considering she's 100p in the limelight makes it a thousand times harder. In the interview, she elaborates how it was the hardest thing she'd ever been through and how the miscarriage is a huge part of her story. Her song "Heaven" is dedicated to her miscarriage. For an entire year, Beyoncé let go of the high life and traveled. Maybe this was her version of a healing process. Her documentary Year of 4 (which is located at the bottom of this story) is amazing as it shows her journey. She is portrayed with such humility and grace. It depicts her down to earth personality and her boss-like mentality.  She appreciates the little things in life.


Her Persona

Beyoncé portrays herself to the public in such a poise, low-key way. Even if her life may be falling apart, she handles it with class. For instance, the incident on the elevator. Beyoncé doesn't react. She doesn't let the world see her true anger. She holds everything in. Beyoncé is a boss and her main objective in life is to be a legend. Beyoncé is smart enough to realize succeeding professionally and leaving her mark as she sings in "I Was Here" is more important than anything else (besides of course, taking care of Blue Ivy, her beloved daughter). Beyoncé is always changing her image. From Destiny's Child to Lemonade, she has evolved entirely. It's okay for people to change. Changing means you're growing... improving yourself for the better. 

Her Stand

Beyoncé expresses her strong opinions as a feminist but still manages to date a boss. I feel like this should be highly taken into consideration in any future relationships. Like Beyoncé says, "Make sure you have your own life before becoming someone's wife." This is crucial... In this century, why are you still relying on a man to take care of you. I get all the nice little things men do for us women, such as opening doors, handling house/car problems, dropping us off at the front door as they park. But it's no secret divorce rates are on the rise. It sucks to say that out loud, but you should not rely on someone to take care of you anymore. Evolution is real. Times are changing. You have to grind and have your own. Bey constantly preaches about women being their own bosses, making their own money, relying on ourselves entirely. 

Year of 4