Megan Thee Stallion wrote an Op-ed for the New York Times titled, “Why I Speak Up For Black Women“, and it is a very interesting read.

Most people know Megan for her raunchy lyrics or her twerk sessions on and off stage, but I don’t think a lot of people know that she is pursuing a degree in health administration from Texas Southern University.

Megan is very smart, despite whatever entanglement she had with Tory Lanez, which she addresses in the op-ed.

Megan also shared her outlook on black women battling stereotypes, the constant disrespect, and disregard for black women in American society, and using her platform to bring awareness to social injustice and systemic racism.

She also addressed being shot:

I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man. After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place.

My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.

The op-ed gives fans and readers the opportunity to get an intelligent perspective from a woman who has experienced extreme highs and lows and still found a way to persevere.

Click here to read Megan’s full op-ed with the New York Times.

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