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A Houston Rockets fan waits in the stands before the start of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 23, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
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April 24th, 2014

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A Houston Rockets fan waits in the stands before the start of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 23, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

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Bey converts instead of preaching to the converted. Sandberg may be the talk of privileged business, media, and tech circles with Lean In, but I imagine you’d be hard-pressed to find a religious Midwestern preteen or an undereducated girl of color who discovered feminism via Facebook’s COO. Thanks to Beyoncé, young women who have never been empowered in their lives not only know who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is, they’ve memorized her words. 

Beyoncé Doesn’t Need Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Time’ 100 Co-sign
April 24th, 2014

flavorpill:

Bey converts instead of preaching to the converted. Sandberg may be the talk of privileged business, media, and tech circles with Lean In, but I imagine you’d be hard-pressed to find a religious Midwestern preteen or an undereducated girl of color who discovered feminism via Facebook’s COO. Thanks to Beyoncé, young women who have never been empowered in their lives not only know who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is, they’ve memorized her words. 

Beyoncé Doesn’t Need Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Time’ 100 Co-sign

April 24th, 2014

So yes, she’s a feminist icon. Yes, it’s impressive that she became one of TIME’s most influential people only a year after her husband won the same honor. And yes, she’s a phenomenal singer, she’s a bold thinker and she’s a model mother. But that’s not why she’s one of our culture’s most influential people. Beyoncé is important to us because she exudes always an aura of belief in the value of her work, a sense of rocksteady acceptance of her responsibility as an icon. She never flinches; she acts only with purpose.

She’s someone worth believing in because she’s someone who believes.

Why Beyonce is one of Time’s most influential people

(via policymic)