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With April Nicole
Sunday, February 07, 2016 3:03 PM

When QUEENS Drop Knowledge: What All Women Can Learn from Beyoncé’s FORMATION

By: April Nicole

The sheer genius and detail that went into the release of #Formation by the reigning Queen B was nothing less than perfection. As soon as you heard “What happened at the New Orleans” and realized that we are smack dab in the middle of Mardi Gras season the light bulb went off: OH! She did this on PURPOSE……and of course she did. Within the first 2 minutes of the song she answered questions and responded to years of blogs, meme’s and assumptions. She addressed Illuminati rumors, the hairstyles of Blue Ivy and her love of her own African-American culture. Not to mention February is Black History Month and today  Beyoncé Knowles Carter will grace the stage at Super bowl 50’s halftime performance.

While there are many women that refuse to give her props siting vulgarity and conceit I would challenge women of every color to take a closer look at this song and the message that we can all walk away with. So many days we fight against our environments that try to bully us into producing looks that they deem acceptable and we respond. We respond by running on treadmills and getting but injections only to still be unsatisfied and work tirelessly to improve the things that others see as flaws.

If there is no other example that Beyoncé leads in comparison to other would be role models is that you do not have to respond to ANY battle that you are invited to you. You are empowered as women on this day and every day to use your power wisely. The choice of others to refute your life and its contents does not require any response whether positive or negative.

In the final analysis people will always find a reason to have an opinion; But as Bey left us with the final lyics of #Formation “Always stay gracious best revenge is your paper”

If you haven’t seen the video check it out here: