Megan Thee Stallion has been named Woman Of The Year by Glamour Magazine, and after all the Grammy award-winning artist has accomplished since her debut – most would agree this honor is well deserved!
Since Megan Thee Stallion has stepped on the scene, she has proven to the world that she is most certainly entitled to a seat at any table. With a plethora of high profile endorsements, collaborations, and tons of hit songs under her jazzy belt, this Houston native has surely made her mark in the entertainment industry. Megan’s go-getter mentality coupled with her bold, “in your face” free and confident spirit makes her the perfect recipient of this honor.
In the Glamour Magazine article, Megan discusses how she looks to herself for love and to feel good. She bravely states, “I’m not looking at y’all when I wake up in the morning. I’m not looking at you in the mirror. I have things to do that make me feel good from the inside out.”
Megan is being honored for her impactful contribution to Hip Hop. Other notable ladies that are being honored as Women Of The Year are Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Georgia voting rights activists Helen Butler, and Biochemist and mRNA vaccine pioneer Dr. Katalin Kariko to name a few. The ceremony for this extraordinary honor will be held on November 8th in New York City at Rockefeller Center.
“Growing up, she struggled with confidence,” Judy Mayfield-Jackson says. “But with her mom there pushing her, and us, and her grandmother, the confidence came. It wasn’t there at first. She grew.” Her mother and manager, the late hip-hop artist Holly “Holly-Wood” Thomas, immersed Megan in a world of language, performance, and business, offering practical lessons in how to prioritize art, how to behave in a studio, and how to navigate the intersections of personal and professional life. (Megan’s father died when she was a teenager.) Her grandmother gave her permission to defend herself when she came home talking about bullies, which shattered a barrier in Megan.
“I used to be a people-pleaser because I did want everyone to be happy,” Megan says. “If you come around me, I always try to make sure everybody good. Before I was grown, I’m doing whatever my parents say. I’m doing things that make my parents happy. At school, I’m trying to figure out what’s going to make these kids stop bullying me. But when I started getting older, I started figuring out, everything that y’all asking me to do not make me happy.”
“It seems like I can never satisfy everybody,” she says. “So then I started being like, ‘What do I like?’ I’m an only child, so I had a lot of time to spend by myself to think about it. I’m here by myself all day; what we gon’ do, Megan? That’s how I figured out I really do enjoy writing music. I love writing stories. I started living life for me.”