Beyonce, international superstar, has always spoken of female empowerment in her songs. Now, she’s passing that message along to her daughter, Blue Ivy — in a big way.
In a new video, the singer, who has just kicked off a 65-date world tour reveals that she tells the one-year-old (and a bit) that she could be the president, every day.
The video is part of a promotion roll-out of a new charity initiative called Chime for Change. Conceived by Gucci, the global charity’s goal is to promote education, health and justice for girls. Beyonce, Salma Hayek Pinault and designer Frida Giannini as the three founder members all feature in the clip.
Other famous faces in Chime for Change’s video include Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana, Halle Berry, Katy Perry, Arianna Huffington, John Legend and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Under the overriding message of “2013 is the year of change,” each featured celebrity offers their own interpretation of that.
Beyonce’s personal message in the video is as follows:
“I’m telling my daughter every day, you know you can be president, you know it’s possible. I know she has no idea why I’m saying that, but at one-year-old, I’m like, you know you can be president.”
And if anyone should know how where a cultivating a big dream can lead to, a certain Grammy Award winning, multi-million selling Houston native likely has the insider track.
Recently announced as the co-chair of the upcoming fashion event, the Met Ball and new face of H&M, the 31-year-old self-declared “modern feminist” has also invited the non-profit organisation Goodwill Industries to set up donation drives at each of her concerts on the North American leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour to encourage fans to “give back.”
Beyonce is also confirmed to perform at a Chime For Change concert in London on June 1, with a number of high profile artists. Proceeds from the Twickenham Stadium gig will benefit various programs in the charity.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether Blue Ivy does in fact grow up to be the president of the United States, but it’s more likely her famous mother is trying to inspire her daughter to believe she can be anything she wants.
What do you think of Beyonce’s teachable moment, inspiring or unrealistic?