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Let's be honest.

After she changed the game with that #Lemonade drop, we were all the buzz about Beyonce and the piece of her which seemed to touch more of us, particularly black women, directly and in a way that grazed over wounds all of us (if you've lived long enough) have somewhere on our hearts. 

So, on Monday night when she was awarded the CFDA Fashion Icon Award, we knew she would slay in the fashion department because this is Beyoncé and when does she not? But, I can't for the life of me understand why I was so emotionally touched by her speech.  Beyoncé thanked her mother Tina Knowles for the many costumes and gowns she made over the years, talked about how Destiny’s Child struggled getting designers to dress them before they were superstars, and sent a strong message about positive body image to a house full of top designers.  She also, once again, gave a voice to all of us:

We have an opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color. No shape, No form. Just like all your work, it goes so far beyond what the eyes can see. You have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, to show people how to embrace their complications and flaws and see the true beauty that’s inside all of us.
— Beyonce

When life hands you lemons, make Chickspiration. 

See Bey's speech in full below.


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