18 of the Most Inspiring Female Celebs of 2016

15. Beyonce

Is there anything Beyonce can’t do?! We think not. Queen Bee is a strong independent women who has advocated for women, people of color, and equal rights. Recently, she took a stand against police brutality: “We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives. We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished. … This is a human fight. No matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. This is a fight for anyone who feels marginalized, who is struggling for freedom and human rights. This is not a plea to all police officers but toward any human being who fails to value life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over. Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win. We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action.“

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