Why We’re Drinking Up Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”

On Sunday, Beyoncé debuted her second visual album, Lemonade. At a time when most media is still made by and for white menLemonade is centered around the lives of black girls and women with a film crew full of people of color. And it provides a powerful example of how media made by non-white, female voices is both artistically captivating and commercially viable.

That’s why this week, we encourage you to diversify your media consumption by following more people of color (particularly women) on your social media accounts. We’ve made it easy by pulling the handles of some of the artists from Lemonade below. Let’s vote with our dollars and eyeballs and show media makers that we value all voices. Together, we can encourage and celebrate media that better represents and reflects our diverse, beautiful world.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team

Featured Artists

Check out some of the artists featured in Beyoncé’s Lemonade to vote with your dollars and eyeballs. It’s time to show media makers that we value all voices.


Kahlil Joseph on Vimeo
Melina Matsoukas on Twitter
Warsan Shire on Twitter


Khalik Allah on Facebook
Santiago Gonzalez on Instagram
Malik Sayeed on Vimeo
Reed Morano on Instagram

Cameos By:

Chloe and Halle Bailey, Pop/R&B Singers, on Facebook
Leah Chase, Chef and Author, on Yelp
Ava Clarke, Model, on Facebook
Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, Musicians of Ibeyi, on Facebook
Winnie Harlow, Model, on Instagram
Michaela Prince, Ballet Dancer, on Facebook
Amandla Stenberg, Actress and Activist, on Instagram
Serena Williams, American Tennis Players, on Twitter
Quvenzhané Wallis, Actress, on Twitter
Jay Z, Rapper, on Facebook
Zendaya, Actress, on Instagram

Around the Web

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 3.40.30 PM“The Treasury Department will announce on Wednesday afternoon that Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note, according to a Treasury official, while the newly popular Alexander Hamilton will remain on the face of the $10 bill. Other depictions of women and civil rights leaders will also be part of new currency designs.” – The New York Times
  • The Guardian: Why Teenage Boys Are Told Not to Feel and Why That’s So Wrong
  • The Huffington Post: Male Politicians Perform Amy Schumer’s Pap Smear in Spot-On Sketch
  • Mic: #WhenIWas Features Chilling Stories from Women who Were Sexually Harassed as Children
  • The New York Times: How to Explain Mansplaining
  • Slate: How Prince Led the Way to Our Gender Fluid Present
  • The Washington Post: ‘Damaged Masculinity’ May Help Explain Columbine and Other Mass Shootings

Remembering Prince’s Legacy via The Representation Project’s Instagram