Pretty songstress Janelle Monáe was awarded the inaugural Women’s Center Award for Achievement in Arts and Media presented by The Women’s Center at Harvard College yesterday afternoon. This is a huge honor for a pretty girl because The Women Center at Harvard strives to highlight pretty girls who are a voice to advocate and advance the cause of women around the world.
Harvard College Women’s Center has this to say about why they chose Janelle Monáe,
“This award seeks to acknowledge a prominent performer who tackles questions of identity including sex, gender, and sexuality, in their performances. Throughout her career, Janelle Monáe has highlighted the important women in her life and inspired countless others to achieve excellence.
See photos below from the award ceremony, in which students interviewed Monáe on such topics as how her identity has shaped her experiences as a performer.
In addition, Janelle Monáe was also recognized as the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Black Men’s Forum at Harvard College. The award celebrates a trailblazing professional who has made remarkable contributions in their respective field. Past recipients include Phylicia Rashad and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
For more information on The Harvard College Women’s Center, visit their site here.