Amidst all of the chaos that’s going on in the world right now, it seems as though we may have forgotten about one special group of people… THE CLASS OF 2020
This one goes out to you!
You did it. You slaved away in your made shift bedroom library for weeks on end while the world moved on and moved on QUICKLY around you. You maintained normality in what was before an abnormal and significant thing… graduating.
If you’re going to hear it, you may as well hear it from the woman herself, Beyoncé 😇 The American superstar took to Instagram on Monday to speak with you, the graduates. Or to you, the worker, the trier and the ordinary person who needs a bit of inspiration in what seems both an inspiring and uninspiring time.
Beyoncé opened her speech with a welcome of gratitude and appreciation:
“You have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing yet another unarmed black human being. And you still made it. We’re so proud of you. Thank you”.
She gave inspiring advice to the young women and men of our future:
“To the young women, our future leaders. Know that you’re about to make the world, turn, I see you. You are everything the world needs. Make those power moves, be excellent.
“And so, to the young kings. Lean into your vulnerability redefine masculinity. Lead with heart. There are so many different ways to be brilliant and believe you, and every human being is born with a masterful gift.
“Don’t make the world make you feel that you have to look a certain way to be brilliant and know you don’t have to speak, a certain way to be brilliant, but you do have to spread your gift around the planet in a way that is authentically you.
The singers speech oozed inspiration. Goose bumps hung from every sentence she delivered:
“Real change is starting with you this new generation of high school, college graduates that we celebrate today. I did not get to experience college like some of you, where the campus party left you struggling the next day in class, although that could have been fun. But my parents did teach me the value of education, how to be authentic and how to celebrate individuality and the importance of investing in myself,
“Dear, Graduates. Please remember to take a little bit of time to give thanks to your family members, and the community that has been such a big support system for you. You are achieving things that your parents and grandparents, never could imagine for themselves. You are the answer to a generation of prayers. Now some of you might be the first in your family to graduate from college, maybe you did not follow the path that was expected of you, and you probably questioned, everything about your decision. But know that standing out is the best thing you can do self-discovery” she said.
So there you have it, a congratulation is in order 🥳 To you, the class of 2020 all over Ireland and around the world!👏🏽 You got this.