Along with Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini, Beyonce co-founded Chime For Change, a women’s rights advocacy charity to increase access to education, health care, and justice. The Chime For Change concert happened this weekend. Beyonce was the headliner, obviously, and JLO, Mary J Blige, Florence + The Machine, and others also performed. Madonna showed up too to say a few words.
Let me be the c-nt to point something out...
You know who else was in London this weekend? You know who She is. And you know the causes She champions. They seem to be in line with the causes championed at this event.
IF She were to have considered coming, and not saving Her big reveal to promote her man’s movie, would it have been politics on Her side about who was there and whatever, or would it have been someone else who didn’t want to share, realising she may have had to back into the shadows because She automatically becomes the only VIP whenever She goes anywhere?
There was a video played at the event and at one point, towards the end, Beyonce starts talking about how she tells the Blue Ivy Carter that she could be President one day. Better that than telling her to fall in love.
While on stage, performing a medley of her hits, Beyonce told the crowd that:
"It's time for change. Let's chime for change. This is such an incredible night for me."
I worked in philanthropy for several years, most recently at Covenant House Vancouver, where I am still a fund development volunteer, raising money for street kids and youth-at-risk. One thing we try to do in non-profit, especially around our language, especially in our communication tools, because we’re trying to develop the spirit of community, is to avoid using the word “me” whenever possible. It’s really interesting to see how that works when celebrities and ego hook up philanthropically.
Also attached -- Beyonce and Jay-Z out in New York yesterday. They went to see a movie.