Role model is not the title they like to give me… (but) I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle.” She added: “The minute you learn to love yourself, you would not want to be anyone else.
On Friday, April 1, singer Rihanna was honored at the BET Black Girls Rock 2016 show. As the camera panned on her, you could see the emotion on her face. To the sound of thunderous clapping and cheers she made her way to the stage. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1” target=”_blank”>Watch her acceptance speech.
I learned a couple of things about Rihanna. She created the Believe Foundation in 2006. The foundation helps and protects children with terminal and disadvantaged disease worldwide. In 2012 she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The foundation grants fund efforts promoting health, education, arts and culture globally. Read more about her charitable work here.
And she recently made history as the first black woman to front a Dior campaign.
Notes to Women congratulate Rihanna on her much deserved Rock Star award. She truly rocks because she is teaching young black girls to have a positive self-image, something that many girls struggle with. Wouldn’t it be great if one day several of those girls who were watching her as she gave her speech receive their own Black Girls Rock award? Nothing is impossible. As Rihanna said, God put each of us here for a purpose. When the time is right, He will reveal it to us.