The 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards took place on Monday (November 13) at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The event was held to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields, including entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education and politics.
Solange Knowles looked golden as she received the Glamour Women of the Year Artist Award. She chose to wear the statement-making dress for a special reason as she was honored last night’s award ceremony.
With her groundbreaking album A Seat at the Table, Knowles created one of the most culturally significant releases in years. Tackling themes of racism, cultural appropriation, activism, and empowerment, it was a bold declaration of blackness past and present. The record symbolized Knowles’ desire to stand in her truth as an artist and reflect our collective strength and struggle. And with a Grammy award for the song “Cranes in the Sky,” sold-out concerts at Radio City Music Hall, and intimate shows in museums around the world, she has shown us all what can happen when a woman finds her purpose.
Accepting her prize, Solange came over as emotional as she addressed the crowd and spoke of her gratitude for the last year. Honored, She said: ‘I will never take for granted how people have uplifted me and accepted my voice and my work’
“For so long this idea existed that, as black women, we could not be multifaceted and nuanced,” says Solange. “I’m excited I get to be this complex, complicated, loud, vocal, flawed woman and still be worthy of recognition. It only makes me want to keep evolving. Keep standing. Keep fighting to make sure my body is my body, my mind is my mind, my story is my story.”
Solange Knowles accepted her award with a speech about fear and the search for self. “I’m looking forward to the day i greet fear, wholeheartedly, nose to nose, and tell it, “you have met your goddamn match'” A big congratulations to you Solange! You rock!
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