Beyoncé Voices Her Support for the Women's March
Ever since she released her self-titled visual album three years ago, Beyoncé has been on a verbal diet. Her interviews are mostly handled in-house. Her social-media activity is largely relegated to sporadic family vacation pictures or messages of support to her inner circle, like sister Solange Knowles. Her Twitter account, for instance, has only nine tweets, the most recent of which is a promotion for last year’s visual album sequel, "Lemonade." So when she does share, the Beyhive takes notice. Such was the case today when the pop star of few words broke her Facebook silence to send love to those who will be marching against Donald Trump's America on Saturday, following his inauguration on Friday.
"Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists," Beyoncé wrote on Facebook. "As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change. #WomensMarch."
Beyoncé’s blessing for the activists and march participants, who will be taking their message to the streets this Saturday in cities across the country, isn't just notable because it's a rare moment of the artist speaking out. It's a reminder of how much the world has changed since Barack Obama's 2009 and 2013 inaugurations, when she, respectively, soundtracked his first dance with Michelle Obama and sang the national anthem after POTUS had been sworn in for the second time. Whereas, now, she's standing with all of those in opposition to America’s incoming president, after actively rooting for Hillary Clinton’s win and having performed at her Get Out the Vote benefit in November. Consider Beyoncé’s encouragement one more reason to dip into her vault of song titles like "Who Run the World," "Formation," and "End of Time" for sign inspiration at the march.
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