Megan Thee Stallion has won three Grammys, two MTV Video Music Awards, and one American Music Award. As her career continues to rise, she is about to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in heath administration from Texas Southern University.
“The bigger my platform gets, I start realizing that I’m not the only woman that goes through what I go through, and it doesn’t matter what scale it’s on,” she tells Glamour. “Mine is just public because I’m a public figure. I want to bring things to light so other women don’t feel like they have to continue to be silent.”
Beyond music, Megan’s becoming a powerful entrepreneur in fashion, as well as owner of a a Popeyes franchise.
“The sky not even the limit,” Megan says. “It can go past that.”
Writer and poet Amanda Gorman, 23, became an international figure when she read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Joe Biden‘s inauguration in January. The next month, she performed at the Super Bowl, and was included on TIME magazine’s 100 Next list under the category of Phenoms.
“I see so many students who are reading me in the classroom, or dressing up as me, or amazing artists that are creating cello compositions or ice skating routines based on my poem,” Gorman says. “That just makes my heart swell.”
Gorman has become a global role model, and she advises young women to embrace their individuality. “We need new, diverse, different voices, and the world isn’t served if people imitate me,” Amanda says. “The more that we have people who are excellent at doing what they do, I think the brighter and bolder we’ll all be for it.”
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