Janelle Monae: It’s Time For People To “Get Uncomfortable”

Janelle Monae: It's Time For People To "Get Uncomfortable"

Janelle Monae: It’s Time For People To “Get Uncomfortable”!

It’s time for everyone to stand up to social injustice to make change says, 34-year-old actress and singer, Janelle Monae. Read on…


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CelebnMusic247.com reports that Janelle Monae says that changing the system in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests can be “upsetting” for some people, but necessary.

Janelle Monae says its time for people to step out of their comfort zones to reach the end goal. She says a fairer world for all is worth the momentary discomfort.

The ‘Hidden Figures’ star goes on to say:

I’ve made it a thing to face discomfort. I think discomfort is part of everyone’s reality right now. White people are feeling discomfort in one way, Black people are feeling discomfort in one way, and I didn’t want to shy away from that.

It’s time for us to get uncomfortable because the real change requires an upsetting and a rerouting and a real commitment to looking at ourselves. In this instance, I hope that more white people see this film and fix the systems that their ancestors created that continue to oppress.

Janelle Monae states that being Black is “traumatic” during the current political climate.

That’s why she has been doing what she can to “be of help” to her community through her Wondaland Arts Society company.

Janelle added:

Being Black, especially during this time, for me, is heavy. It’s traumatic, and all I want to do is figure out how I can be of help to my community. So I’ve been spending a lot of time organizing behind the scenes with peers, with my Wondaland Arts Society family. We hosted a Zoom where everybody had an opportunity to get on and just vent and cry and talk about how we’re feeling. These were white folks, Asian folks, Black folks, straight, gay – like a full spectrum of people and perspectives.

Speaking to Shape magazine, she said:

I can never as an artist think about, ‘are people going to be moved by this?’ I have to be moved first. One of the things I’ve made a conscious effort to do, specifically with Antebellum, is to shed light on racial injustice.

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