Normani wants more opportunities for women in music

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The former Fifth Harmony star is keen to make sure there is plenty of representation in the music industry when it comes to young women that look like her.

In an interview with Teen Vogue magazine, she says she believes being a positive example and role model to young women will help that dream become a reality.

“Representation, like I always say, is key. To be a young woman that looks like myself, I just feel like [being a positive example] is a part of my legacy.

“It’s me wanting to create better opportunities for us, and also just for people who think that they got us figured out. [I want to show that] we are multifaceted and capable of much more than we get credit for, in the music industry and also in society. I feel like I have a duty,” she says.

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Normani also says she loves the expression of “female empowerment” that is sweeping the music industry and wants to see more women standing up for themselves and coming out on top.

“I feel like we’re in a time in music where women – and Black women – are really on top, which is something I feel like we haven’t seen in a very, very long time. Where I come from, we were all about female empowerment.

“The fact that I could be a part of such a special moment embracing our sexuality, in which I definitely think there’s a double standard, [was exciting] to be a part of it.”

Compiled by Ayanda Mgcina

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