Sunday, January 13, 2013

Janelle's more than a hair-spiration.....

 Singer, songwriter, high funkstress AND Cover Girl spokeswoman- Janelle Monáe's acceptance speech at the BET awards...please-please take a minute to read. THEN SHARE W/ every little girl you know!

"When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them. This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness. Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable." - Janelle Monáe

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