she is every woman.
the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.
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'Even though First Lady Michelle Obama doesn’t turn 50 until next year, she’s already began planning her 50th birthday bash, and the shindig already has confirmed performances from Grammy Award winners Adele and Beyonce.'
9 months ago
'...Knowles is, of course, a smokeshow of rare distinction, a perfectly composed public presence, and an unusually gifted singer with a deep catalogue of chart toppers, but so are plenty of pop stars. She has become, in recent years, something more: an aspirational talisman for American women of all races. It is a small club, perhaps one whose only other members might be Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. But where Winfrey is a single career gal (on the grandest scale) and Obama has temporarily put her own career aside for her husband and kids (also on the grandest scale), Knowles has both the gangbusters career and the perfect-seeming family life. She has transformed herself into an icon of Having It All.'
10 months ago