NOTRE DAME, Ind. (WNDU) – Michelle Williams, one-third of Destiny’s Child, spoke to young women at the University of Notre Dame Thursday.
The singer spoke to high school girls about self-love and countering the negativity that can come with being a woman in today’s world.
Many of the girls in attendance were fans, so they were all ears, but they don’t have the star power of Williams to pass the message along.
But Williams said you don’t need to reach the whole world; just reaching one person is all it takes.
“You just never know,” the popstar said. “It could be a person’s life you could save, just by posting a smiley emoji, since we’re in the land of emojis and technology. We really should be responsible with our platform. I’m here for free speech, but I am not here for free speech that demeans, devalues a person, harms a person, defamation. I’m not here for any of that kind of stuff. But definitely, use your platform. Speak your truth, and I believe we can speak the truth in love.”
Williams said the Destiny’s Child songs she thinks most empower women are “Independent Woman” and “Bootylicious.”