Beyonce Slays as a Powerful Feminist Role Model for Blue Ivy -- & All Women

Beyonce Knowles, Mom who inspires

In 1990, Beyonce Knowles stepped on the scene as part of Destiny's Child, instantly standing out from the group -- she was a star and major influence from the beginning. Since then, she's built her brand and become the powerhouse that we know and love today. Naturally, there's no doubt that she's idolized by many girls worldwide. Of course, since Blue Ivy's debut in 2012, Beyonce has another set of watchful eyes aspiring to follow in her footsteps, and when it comes down to it, Blue couldn't have a better role model. I speak openheartedly (before you discount her and me, calling me a crazy stan) when I say that Beyonce is one of the most iconic mother figures to grace the entertainment world -- and one of the ultimate #MomsWhoInspire.

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Through her music, Beyonce's opened her arms to her daughter, instilling in her a sense of confidence -- the kind of confidence that comes along when you know you've got someone to protect and love you no matter what.

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Blue is only 4, but her mom is already giving her the necessary parental approval to love herself, with classic lines like "I like my baby hair with baby hair and afros." Bey openly embraces her baby's natural hair state in a society that has actually told her time and time again that she ought to do something with her child's hair -- a society (especially within the black community itself) of people who wear disapproval on their faces if your hair isn't visually "tamed." 

When talking to Anderson Cooper about motherhood, she revealed:

I realized why I was born and more than anything all of the things I want to pass onto my child and the best way of doing that is not by preaching or telling her but showing her by example, which is one of the reasons I'm here.

Beyonce shows us the power of embracing who we are -- so there is no doubt that she is showing that to Blue. While this may seem small, it gives greater insight into her character as a mother, and this is by far one of the most important and relatively difficult duties of parenting -- accepting your kids for who they are while molding them to be the best people they can be.

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As Blue grows older, this will become especially important to her, because let's face it: Everything means more when Mom embraces and accepts it for what it is -- your looks, lifestyle, and choices. They're all easier for you to wear proudly once she's stamped them with approval. And it looks like Blue already knows how lucky she is.

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However, this is only a piece of the pie, as we know that Queen Bey is also one of the most notable feminist icons. And while there are definitely others, she covets the idea that women are not meant to have a singular purpose -- but that they are meant to be whoever they want to be, whether it's in the moment or for a lifetime.

She's made it okay (and even attainable) to be sexy and powerful, an activist, a wife, a mother, and anything else that she dreams of being -- this is the message that Beyonce constantly reiterates through both her words and actions.

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Simply put, Beyonce is not only the feminist that we need -- but more importantly, she's also the feminist figure that Blue and every other little girl needs. 

Aside from inheriting Bey's feminist attitude, her baby girl is bound to take over the Beyhive after close observation of her many successful attempts at executing her mother's moves.
 

(I mean, just look at her go.)

And, hey, I don't think there's anyone complaining about the thought of a next-generation Queen Bey. Undoubtedly, it'll only be a matter of time before Blue has everyone bowing down to her -- if she keeps looking to her mother to show her the ropes. 

 

Image via Richard Buxo / Splash News; design by Anne Meadows

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