Music as a form of expression has allowed individuals through the generation to fight for gender equality, bringing a positively fierce vibe that makes us feel empowered and ready to take on the world (or word!). From GIRLPOWER to male singers who show an appreciation for the strength of women as equals, here’s a playlist that will be sure to have you dancing your way to making Feminism fiercely positive!
Beyonce- Run The World (Girls)
Unless you have been living under a rock the size of Beyoncé’s fortune she has independently accumulated, you would know Queen B has a feminist fights for gender equality in terms of power, pay and self-expression. The Diva who is a multi-millionaire singer, actress, icon, wife and mother proves that women can take on the world! Beyoncé is also a Chime for Change Ambassador, raising money and awareness for women’s education, health and justice.
John Legend- You & I (Nobody In the World)
The self-describing feminist created this music video as an ode to women, empowering women to see their imperfections as beauty and strength rather than something to hide.
Alicia Keys- Superwoman
The singer who also sports other empowering songs including ‘Girl On Fire’ has a profound impact on the music industry as well as humanitarian efforts, fighting for human rights and empowering women to achieve their goals through education and beyond.
Aretha Franklin- RESPECT
Iconic Diva Aretha Franklin was one of the many women who paved the way for other talent to make their fierce mark in the industry. Channel that inner 60s diva!
Spice Girls- Wannabe
The Spice Girls like Beyoncé and Alicia Keys could boast their own feminist song catalogue post. #GIRLPOWER
At only 17-years-old, Lorde has cemented herself as one of the biggest names in the music industry right now. “Royals” emulates a battle cry for feminism that isn’t a stuffy text book definition. It is time to run this town and be our own rulers!
Shake it Off- Taylor Swift
After recently talking to friend Lena Duhman, Taylor realised that she has been a feminist all along. The singer who has copped her fair share of public scrutiny, like many female celebrities face has one message… Shake It Off and Empower yourself to achieve greater than people expect you to!
Mirrors- Justin Timberlake
What other songs help you Run The Word?
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