IfYouBlinked Women Crush|Dear Graduates…

It’s that time of year again, guys. Our compilation of the four best commencement speeches of 2015. But (plot twist!!) it’s a no boys allowed  theme this year because a) women rule the world and b) it’s women crush wednesday. Sorry, fellas. Not to worry the advice these boss ladies provide is not gender specific.

Award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wellesley College

“We can not always bend the world into the shapes we want but we can try, we can make a concerted and real and true effort. And you are privileged that, because of your education here, you have already been given many of the tools that you will need to try. Always just try. Because you never know.” 

SNL’s Maya Rudolph, Tulane University

“If I must give any of you advice it would be say yes. Say yes, and…and create your own destiny.”

FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, Tuskegee University

“I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust yourselves to chart your own course and make your own mark on the world.”

GMA’s Robin Roberts, Emerson University

“Don’t worry about the fear factor. Everybody in here has felt it and will feel it. It is something that you have to realize that if you wait for it to pass you’re going to be sitting on the sidelines for a very long time.” 

Tell ’em girls. No wonder their our #wcw. Congrats to all the 2015 graduates. Be bold and carry on.

Rihanna Reveals $40 Million Goal for MAC Cosmetics Line

Image Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Image Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Rihanna dropped in on GMA this morning to not only talk about her “surprising” Grammy win on Sunday, but also discuss her ambitions for her Viva Glam cosmetic line.

Not only is the pop diva expanding her role to philanthropic partner of the cosmetic line, she also revealed to Robin Roberts  her goal of adding $40 million into the MAC AIDS fund–which has already raised $325 million since the line’s inception in 1992– and an extra $2 milly to UN AIDS with her deep red lip glass and lipstick line.

Rihanna expressed how important it was for the youth to realize how serious an epidemic AIDS is to them. She cautioned “her Navy” to continue to have fun, but be responsible, and “protect yourself.” Preaching that no one can take care of you like you can.

And the best way to get behind Rih Rih’s cause is to purchase the MAC products as she instructs.

Buying the lipstick is the most important part of this because every penny you spend on the lipstick or lipglass goes to the MAC AIDS Fund.

To hear the full interview with Robin and Rihanna check the video below.