WOMEN SHINING IN MUSIC VIDEOS

we are undoubtedly the most beautiful specimen on the planet. don’t try to fight me on this, because i’m right. you know i’m right.

lately, women are taking their power into their own hands. they’re defining their own beauty, standing in their own light, speaking their truth, and living their best life. i’m here for you, and you, and you in the back too lady!

and while women are standing in their light, men are shining more light their way. it’s so beautiful to see strong, beautiful mine being supported and acknowledged by men.

i first saw it in Drake’s “nice for what” music video. a song that was made to remind men & women alike that we owe nobody. we don’t owe our time, our heart, our attention. not a damn thing. and who better to get the point across than beautiful women like Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Misty Copeland, Olivia Wilde, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Zoe Saldana, Letitia Wright, Emma Roberts, Michelle Rodriquez, Bria Vinaite, Syd, and Elizabeth & Victoria Lejonhjärta? am i forgetting anybody? did i mention this video was even directed by a woman? Karena Evans came back together with Drake to give us this beauty.

p.s. the sample of queen Lauryn is also a nice touch, Drake. we see you appreciating us. and we thank you.

now this same exact thing happened again last week after seeing a few more of my favorite women in GIFs together. Gal Gadot & Lilly Singh? in the same gif? what were y’all doing? Ellen & Millie Bobby Brown too? it took all of 3 milliseconds for me to track down Maroon 5’s latest hit, “girls like you.”

i was in complete awe of all the faces that graced my screen as i watched this video. i didn’t even know who some of them were, but i was proud to see them anyway. if you were wondering what beautiful faces i’m talking about – Gal Gadot, J. Lo, Ellen Degeneres, Millie Bobby Brown, Mary J. Blige, Cardi B., Danica Patrick, Camila Cabello, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Banks, Rita Ora, Ashley Graham, Phoebe Robinson, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Trace Lysette, Andy Rivera, Franchesca Ramsey, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Beanie Fieldstein, Jackie Fielder, and Ilhan Omar. can’t forget Behati Prinsloo & princess Dusty Rose. i saw all the beauty in each one of them and forgot there was a song to be heard in the background. after going back and giving Adam my actual attention, i realized this is actually a good song. and their choices of women to collaborate with to show that every woman is a woman to adore and appreciate is just the cherry on top. the allure of these videos isn’t just the feature of strong women, it’s the fact that they’re in their element. it’s not them acting out a scene for a mini movie, it’s each woman showing just who they are. it’s the diversity of the groups. Drake had women from different industries & different races, but all shining together. Maroon 5 brought together women from all industries imaginable; women of different sexualities; women of different races; women of different ages just so they could all stand & dance together & have fun being them.

do you like this trend in music videos?

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