I am still thinking about Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy’s last night. I thought it was beautiful and powerful and mesmerizing.
It also was timely, in that there is a sense that women are rising right now. From the Women’s March on Washington to the Prabal Gurung show this weekend, in which models wore tee shirts saying “The Future is Female,” there is a growing sense that women are a rising force to be reckoned with. That women will be a central force in what comes next.
Beyoncé’s performance featured multitudes of women, including her own mother and daughter, dancing, supporting each other, and even sitting at a long table looking like they were having an all-female version of the Last Supper.
At the end of her performance, Beyoncé read words from Somali-born poet Warsan Shire (whose work is featured throughout the Lemonade album), saying “If we’re gonna heal, let it be glorious.”
I am looking forward to that glorious healing for our country and world. And I agree with Beyoncé that women and mothers are going to be a big part of it.