"When I see gorgeous models and singers and they look perfect on their album covers, it makes me want to look like that, too, and it makes me feel like if I don't photoshop my skin on my album cover, I'm the one who’s going to look a little off and everyone else is going to look perfect," she told ELLE.com in a candid interview. "And that's what everyone is used to seeing. They're used to seeing people on the album covers completely photoshopped. On one of my album covers, my arm was shaved down and it made me look very skinny. I think that gives a false reality." Read more about her video in Elle.
So loving this new wave of acceptance and beauty in popular culture right now! I'm hoping the message resonates with not only our daughters, but with different industries... wishful thinking you think? hope not. Colbie Caillat is another artist who has recently released a video with this message. Click here to see and read about John Legend's latest video celebrating every woman's beauty. And, might I add: Isn't she GORGEOUS without it?
Okay, so~ let me start off by saying that I'm not a stan, a member of the beyhive or the beygency (laughs), but I am a fan (and LOVE) good-hearted people. And, apparently Beyonce is one of those people. As someone who keeps up with the business side of music, I thought what she did with the release of her latest album was BRILLIANT! Now it seems she has another secret. (((No))) not another surprise album, but a mission: Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments. For some years now, Beyonce has quietly given $7 million to this mission that's located in her hometown of Houston, Texas. The mission began in 2007 in response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments has space available for 43 individuals, and houses men and women who otherwise would likely be homeless. The facility supports its residents by providing meals, job readiness training, HIV/AIDS screenings and case management services, with an overall goal for residents to reach full self-sufficiency. Wow! What a mission.
“She’s an incredible human being," Rev. Rudy Rasmus, who unearthed Beyonce's selfless donations to the public, told KHOU 11 News. He has worked personally with the singer in her efforts to help Houston's homeless. "[She] has an incredible heart and has been extremely helpful in our mission and our ministry here.” Houston has seen significant progress in its fight against homelessness. A 2014 Houston Homeless Count showed that on a given night about 5,351 people in the city were living without stable shelter — a 37 percent drop from 2011. In June, the Coalition for the Homeless in Houston announced that the city has housed 1,510 chronically homeless individuals since January 2012 as part of a national campaign to combat homelessness from coast-to-coast. "Houston is leading the charge to end chronic homelessness," Marilyn Brown, President & CEO of the Coalition, said in a press release. "Our success as part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign proves that permanent housing coupled with support services works." To learn more about and support the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, visit the organization's website. Read more about this story on The Huffington Post.
This one will surely give you a heart smile. This little lady brought out laughter throughout the room. She reminded me of the portrayal of 'little' Anna Mae Bullock with her ad libs in the church choir during rehearsal in the movie 'What's Love Gotta Do With It." We all know who she became: Tina Turner. Watch, smile and enjoy the laughter too:
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