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Janelle Monae: Black Women Aren’t Monolithic, We’re Multi-Dimensional

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Honoree Janelle Monae accepts the 'Breakthrough Award' onstage at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

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Janelle Monae: Black Women Aren’t Monolithic, We’re Multi-Dimensional

Janelle Monae is having a banner year and she’s making sure to pay tribute to the black women who have inspired her to get to where she is now.

Monae, who starred in two blockbuster films “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures,” was honored with the Breakthrough award at Essence’s tenth annual Black Women in Hollywood event on Feb. 22nd. The event, which aired on OWN on March 5, recognized Monae as a trailblazer for her remarkable success in the entertainment industry.

Monae, in turn, made sure to uplift and pay tribute to other black women in an emotional speech she delivered as accepted the award.

“We’ve birthed this nation, we helped contribute to some of the greatest, American, extraordinary things that have happened here in this nation,” she said onstage. “We have been the backbones in communities from the ghetto…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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