It’s exactly a week since Black Girls Rock 2016 held, but we still can’t get over how amazeballs the event was!
From Hillary Clinton’s speech, to Brandyand Lauryn Hill’s performances, to the powerful acceptance speeches from Amandla Stenbery, Shonda Rhimes and Rihanna, the whole event was LIT!
Here are 5 powerful quotes from some of the incredible women honoured at the event:
Danai Gurira: Star Power Award
“Black girl you rock because you have so much potential, because your power and your resilience will heal this world.”
Gladys Knight: Living Legend award
“When you respect yourself, you learn how to respect others.”
Shonda Rhimes: Shot Caller award
“Change the world and when you’ve done that, change it again.”
Amandla Stenberg: Young, Black and Gifted Award
“My blackness does not inhibit me from being beautiful and intelligent. In fact, it is the reason I am beautiful and intelligent, and you cannot stop me.”
Rihanna: Rockstar Award
“The minute you learn to love yourself, you wouldn’t want to be anybody else.”