Holy “Girl Power” At The Grammys!

Adele and Beyonce.

When people think about the 2017 Grammy’s those are the two who will be remembered and… they just happen to be women.

I was in tears on my couch last night watching Adele’s acceptance speech(es.) First, for “Record of the Year” and second, “Album of the Year.” In both cases she gushed over her love for Beyonce, her talent and how she’s used her music to empower others over the past year.

During Adele’s acceptance speech for best album she said “my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, Beyonce, was so monumental, and so well thought out. And so beautiful and soul bearing and we all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have. And I always will.” 

Beyonce was seen mouthing “Thank you. I love you.” to Adele afterwards.

While she received the grammy for Best Urban Contemporary album she said: “It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves.”

The respect and open support these two women showed for each others was so lovely. Total BAMFs!

Also, I love them and want to be their best friend.

Watch Adele’s speech and the raw video of Beyonce’s entire reaction during the speech below.

 

 

Photo Courtesy (Getty Images).

 

10 Facts About Me

Why hello there! Thanks for stopping by!

Is my dress tooooo pink? just checking… (and yes, it’s airbrushed).

My mission with this website is to empower YOU to be your best self, to keep YOU informed with what’s going on in the world and ultimately to make YOU smile. ‘GoBAMF’ is my mantra.

Each week I’ll share stories and videos in an effort to do all of the above. Some will be personal and some will be about people who empower me. My hope is that they’ll do the same for you. Recently I worked as reporter and anchor for FOX11 in Los Angeles and FOX25 in Boston.

And here’s the list! Here’s 10 Facts about me:

  1. I’m a journalist
  2. I live in Los Angeles, California
  3. I’m from the east coast, Saratoga Springs, NY
  4. Graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with degrees in journalism & Spanish
  5. I have two cats (they’re amazing and they know it)
  6.  Ketchup is my favorite condiment
  7. Green is my favorite color, despite all that PINK
  8. I’m a feminist and am passionate about women’s rights
  9. I’m married to another journalist! His name’s Steve Kuzj and he knows karate.
  10. I believe life is a journey, not a destination and we should strive to live in each moment (Or maybe Amy Adam’s new movie Arrival just really got to me) 😉

24-Year-Old Artist Turned Jacket Designer Finds Herself Dressing Celebs!

Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 8.08.46 PM.png

Jessie Willner is a 24-year-old artist gone designer and a total Badass Modern Female!

Instead of going to college she went to work taking internships in graphic design. Six-months-ago she made a leap into the fashion industry. She combined her love of art and fashion to start “The Mighty Company,” an Los Angeles-based jacket collection. Now she’s dressing stars like Gigi Hadid and Zendaya.

Jessie prides herself on redefining “the classic jacket” and breaking all the rules of the fashion industry by throwing out standard pricing structure and transcending the conventional fashion seasons.

Check out her website: https://themightycompany.com.

Thanks for watching. Please subscribe for more “BAMF” stories.

Female Empowerment runs in Jessie’s family. Below she shares the story about her BAMF grandmother.

#InHerWords: Women Marching Against President-Elect Donald Trump

Across the country Thousands of people are revolting against President-Elect Donald Trump

In Philadelphia a young Olivia Garrity said “I am afraid for my friends and I’m a white person and I will never know what they feel like and that’s why I’m here.”

“I think people didn’t get out to vote,  they assumed Hillary would win, they assumed that there were not as much racists in this country as there are. They assumed that there were not as many people who have the privilege of looking past Donald Trump’s hatred and racism because they thought he was a good business man.”

In New York City, Javiera an immigrant waiting for her citizenship to go through, shared why she’s marching and what she hopes it will accomplish.

 

 

Marita Dancy, 21, says she’s hopes her march will force people to listen to her concerns about President Elect Trump.

Those are the “words” of three women from different backgrounds on why they’re protesting the November 8th election. What are your thoughts? Use the hastag #InHerWords to share them with GoBAMF.

 

 

 

Can You Make It As A Celebrity Make-Up Artist? Tips From A Pro

Jessica Johnston is a celebrity make-up artist, spray tanner and men’s groomer.

In recent months she’s done E! News’ Catt Sadler, Scandal’s Bellamy Young and Downtown Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. (And, yes girls, they get as self conscious as we do when it comes to being naked).

We met on a plane while we were both traveling to LA a little over a year ago. She’s done a lot with a little bit of time and get’s real about what it takes!

Have any questions for Jessica? Find her on Instagram @JessicaJMua or check out her website!

Have any questions for me? Would you like to nominate a BAMF? Let me know in the comments section below!

Find me on social: @ChristineUncut

What kind of make-up did she use on me??? Watch below! xo