Thank you for being you.
Kathryn & Miriam
I really just want to encourage and inspire people to use their freedom in a positive way and in a way that is inspiring to other people. – Janelle Monáe
On her MySpace page for Cindi Mayweather, her android alter-ego, Janelle Monáe explains why artistic freedom is necessary. She writes:
This is a clear indication of why I strive to be free as I can when I perform.
Why I do my own hair and pick out my own clothes.
Why I express myself the way I do.
Why I strive not to play it safe, especially with my music.
Why I strive to not play by “the rules” or your rules for that matter.
Why when you’re trying to change lives and have influence, having commercial success is not really that important.
Why I exercise my rights.
Why I am not upset that you don’t like the way I dress or my hair or the way I dance.:-)
Why I really don’t care about you not believing in Janelle Monáe.