Queen B Inspiration

I am not obsessed with Beyoncé whatsoever but I know many of her songs and it goes without saying that she is one of the greatest performers ever. Not only was she the first African-American woman to headline for Coachella last year, but she also recently released a live album of her performance along with a Netflix documentary, Homecoming. I remember on the afternoon of Sunday, April 15, 2018 watching the Beychella performance online and being completely blown away. With all the costume changes and out-of-breath dancing, I do not know how Beyoncé maintains herself so gracefully. I have yet to see Beyoncé perform live, but it is definitely on my bucket list.

Aside from the energetic Coachella performance, the Netflix documentary truly inspired me. You know the saying: "You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé," well, after watching Homecoming, it made me realize that I need to get my life together—my entire life. I am not a wife and a mother of three, so what exactly is my excuse?! And I understand she has assistants and a whole crew helping her, but that does not eliminate her many commitments that she has to divide her energy and time to. Beyoncé's work ethic is on an unprecedented level and it motivates me to work harder towards my personal endeavors.

In Homecoming, there any many quotes mentioned from great, influential black people such as Toni Morrison, Nina Simone, and Maya Angelou. Each quote is a representation of both mastering your gift to uplift others and the significance of Black excellence.

What also inspired me from both Beychella and Homecoming is the celebration of black culture. Watching the performance and the documentary made me feel so proud to be black. And the HBCU theme was extremely memorable. I have often thought to myself that if I could start my entire college career over, I would have went to Howard University. Beyoncé brought so many talented, young black people on stage alongside her to showcase the HBCU experience. And I am not a member of the Beyhive (per what I previously stated) but between the line stepping and the strolling, I wanted to pledge Beta Delta Kappa.

It goes without saying that I highly recommend you watch the documentary if you have not already. Whether you are a die-heart Beyoncé fan or not, it will surely motivate you to work harder and, as a result, inspire others to do the same.