Beyoncé on Michelle Obama
Beyoncé most definitely looks up to Michelle Obama and is grateful for all she does to inspire everyone. She mentions she didn’t have a choice of whether or not to love Michelle Obama because “she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as Black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be,” Beyoncé mentions that she is grateful that her daughters and son can live in a world “where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and be better.”
Shonda Rhimes’ Quotes Regarding Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh worked with Shonda Rhimes on Grey’s Anatomy for 10 years. Rhimes mentions that Sandra Oh is fearless and takes up space in a world that hasn’t always made room for her. She also states that Oh has a talented presence that makes space for others and that it’s “a gift to every artist of color who follows in her footsteps.”
Troye Sivan on Ariana Grande
Troye Sivan believes that Ariana Grande is the most real person that he has met, despite any storms or whirlwinds they have gone through. Troye is both Ariana’s friend and collaborator. He believes the world is continuing to fall “deeper in love with Ariana” due to her genuine emotion within her music.
Ava DuVernay on Gayle King
DeVernay believes that Gayle has sharpened the craft of being present, observing, and being able to witness what is going on around her. Ava believes that her selection as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World is “a few decades overdue.” However, she is full of joy to see that people have finally decided to recognize her.