Beyoncé Honoured With Speech to Kick-Off Women’s History Month: “Her Story is History”

A U.S. congressman paid tribute to Beyoncé on the floor of the House of Representatives to kick-off Women’s History Month. 

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the end of Black History Month and the beginning of Women’s History Month by honouring an individual who represents both so well. She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she is now and forever the moment. I wanna celebrate none other than who I believe is the undisputed queen of pop and R&B: Beyoncé Knowles Carter,” said representative, Robert Garcia.

He added, “Now a few weeks ago, this brown-skinned girl out of H-town won her 32nd Grammy, giving her the most Grammy wins of all time. But Beyoncé is so much more than a performer and a singer. She’s a creator and an artist.”

Representative Garcia then quoted ‘Yoncé’ by Beyoncé to cite his own experience watching Destiny’s Child perform for the first time. He said it was “life-changing for me and the way I experience music.”

“Beyoncé’s also a role model for millions across the country,” he added. “She’s stood up for voting rights, for feminism, for women and girls, for my community — the LGBTQ+ community. For my generation and so many others, she simply is the greatest of all time. Her story is history.”

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Beyoncé also won multiple honours at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards including outstanding female artist and outstanding soul/R&B song for ‘Cuff It’. 

– Riya Sohini