Beyoncé’s Short But Powerful Post About the Women’s March Will Amp You Right Up
Yesterday, Beyoncé took to Facebook to post a strong message of support for the Women’s March on Washington and for Chime for Change, a campaign Beyoncé co-founded “to raise funds and awareness for girls and women around the world,” as its website states. (Chime for Change is an official partner of Saturday’s march.) “Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists,” Beyoncé wrote. “As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change. #WomensMarch.”
It’s a powerful rallying cry for what promises to be a massive event: from 100,000 to 200,000 people are expected to attend the march, which is a direct response to the sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia — to name a few — of Donald Trump’s campaign. Also on Saturday, over a million people are projected to attend the 600-plus sister marches that have been organized around the world in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Beyoncé herself hasn’t confirmed attendance of march, but her sister Solange will be performing at the Peace Ball, a non-partisan, unofficial inaugural gala, on Thursday night. The march itself will feature performances by Janelle Monáe, Questlove, Grimes, and more, and will be attended by a bevy of other stars who are no fans of our incoming president. Beyoncé was vocal in her support of Hillary Clinton during the presidential race, and her support of this Saturday’s anti-Trump march is a sign that she’ll continue to raise her voice.