Mary J. Blige promotes ‘balance’ between strength and femininity
R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is taking a moment to learn about how she finds and navigates the “balance” between strength and femininity, and what qualities are found in “women” Pioneers”.
She breaks down the traits ‘Female Pioneers’ possess: ‘We don’t have any mess’
Blige talked about the topic in a recent conversation with REVOLT, and — after being called “the epitome of a strong Black woman” —she began by talking about the traits that she shares. she believes that “like a pioneer woman”
In particular, Mary J. Blige emphasizes that a meaningless approach to life while persevering through pain is a key factor. After all, these women “persistently overcome anything and everything.”
“Nothing is meaningless—our yes is our yes, and our no is no. We persevere through anything and everything. We have a high pain threshold because we had no choice, we were hurt a lot.”
She went on to add that pioneering women follow their instincts while not accepting “any mess from people.” Additionally, she notes that, at the end of the day, these women are fully committed to being “good until you make us no good.” IKTR!
“We follow our intuition and instincts, and we don’t take any clutter from people. We try to be good people. That’s the first thing we always try to do is be good until you make us bad.”
Mary J. Blige says balance comes from letting go: ‘I had to learn to choose my battles’
Later in the interview, Mary J. Blige was asked to talk about how “strong Black women don’t always get the chance to sit back and enjoy their femininity,” she might “weigh.” by” these qualities.
In response, Blige noted that she learned to “give up” and “stop trying to control things,” as she realized the importance of choosing her battles.
“I had to learn to choose my battles and give in to things I had no control over—stop trying to control everything. And the things I can control, work hard to change them. Work hard on the things that can benefit me in life instead of trying to control everyone and everything.”
The “I Can Love You” singer summed up her response by noting: “It’s a balance: Just try to give up, let things fall where it’s going to fall — and once it falls down, you’ve felt this pain before, so we’re going to fix it. “
What do you think of Mary J. Blige’s recent commentary and do you agree with her assessment of the qualities that “produce female pioneers”?