The Week in Girlboss News: Women Grab Their Wallets + Beyoncé DGAF
On this day: In 1998, the R&B group Destiny’s Child made its debut with their self-titled album, featuring the breakout hit “No, No, No,” and the world was forever changed, gifted with such subsequent hits as “Say My Name,” “Jumpin’ Jumpin,” “Independent Women,” and “Bootylicious.” The group’s success eventually paved the way for Queen Bey.
- Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington March on Washington are calling for “A Day Without Women” on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. The protest will take form as a collective effort “to withdraw from the corporations that harm us and find ways to support the businesses, organizations and communities that sustain us,” according to their website. A list of entities to boycott is still TBA.
- Sixteen women affected by breast cancer rocked the runway at New York Fashion Week for AnaOno Intimates. Designer Dana Donofree designed a line specifically made for women who have undergone treatment in the wake of her own double mastectomy. And it’s gorgeous.
- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and casino magnate Elaine Wynn are putting their money where their mouths are in support of women’s reproductive health services; they’re both donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood.
- After more than 20 seasons and much criticism, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have finally cast an African American as its star. Rachel Lindsay, who is still on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor as one of the top four finalists, is a 31-year-old Dallas, Texas based attorney. She’s super smart, charismatic and gorgeous, so maybe put those plans to finally stop watching this highly problematic and depressingly addicting series on hold? Maybe?
- Adele won big at the Grammys, and when she accepted her award for Best Album of the Year, she dedicated her award to Beyoncé and Lemonade, calling her “the artist of my life.” People had mixed reactions to her speech; here’s one nuanced take.
- Lastly, speaking of the Grammys: Take this picture of Beyoncé and her mom with their middle fingers up after the show into your heart today, tomorrow and forevermore. And also, if you didn’t catch her performance (or you just want to watch it again and again), here it is.