Art: Girl in a Blue Dress
(hey, bb! long time no see)

I'll be the first to admit that I won't change my name upon marriage for feminist reasons, but SO MANY PEOPLE forget that for black women like us, marriage and taking your husband's name has completely different connotations and holds a different kind of weight. Bey and J are a unique couple to begin with, but for black women their relationship is like the Holy Grail. Kwim? So calling HER tour "Mrs. Carter" is BOTH a point of personal pride (because she's proud of J and proud of being his wife and the mother of his child) and an expression of personal power (because it's her sold out world tour, and she's at the top of her game). People seem to have a hard time realizing that those two things don't have to be mutually exclusive.