Janelle Monae

Take Ownership of Your Power

“Music is the HEART between the mind and the hands,” says Janelle Monae an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As a Covergirl, she’s part of the #GirlsCan campaign featuring COVERGIRLs Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres, P!NK, Queen Latifah, and Becky G.

“I hope girls see this and want to TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR POWERS and USE THEIR SUPERPOWERS TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD.” 

“In the music industry, I have definitely had to knock through some doors. When I first started out, I was told to dress a certain way. To wear my hair a certain way. Girls can’t dance like that… When people say we can’t do something, I love proving people wrong.”

TO THE MOON

“My mom worked as a janitor and my dad worked as a trash man. Just because you come from a disadvantaged environment, it does not mean that you can’t succeed. GO AND TAKE ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE GIVEN TO YOU TO THE MOON AND BEYOND.”

“When somebody gives you their time, that’s LOVE. That’s BEAUTY. It means the world,” says Janae. “I’ve been very blessed to have mentors and I’ve wanted to do the same thing; and that’s what I’m doing now with St. Beauty who are part of my recording label The Wondaland Arts Society. We’re on an adventurous journey to bring people together through the power of art and music.”

4GGL thanks Cover Girl for #GirlsCan inspirational role models.

 Cover Girl is a cosmetics company  currently running the #Girls Can women’s empowerment campaign, featuring strong female role models. Take a look at these Girls Can Quotes on Pinterest… Get inspired and share how girls everywhere are turning their can’t into CAN. 

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BONUS:  Check out a Seattle-based organization called “Girls Can Do” and their inspirational video here.

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