Our inaugural #WomanCrushWednesday is none other than Rihanna.
Born in Barbados and making waves in the States since she was 17, Rihanna has taken the world by storm with her unapologetic badassness and talent. In a world the presses Black women into tight boxes of respectability, Rihanna has broken out of the box and uses the remains as kindling to light her cigarette.
Her clapbacks are goals on top of goals.
Here she is on accepting one’s own natural beauty:
And here she is on being unafraid to stand out from the rest:
Her ability to stay grounded, while still being great makes her a woman worth crushing this Wednesday.
In short: we love her.
Click here to see her accepting Harvard University’s 2017 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.