Ode to pop stars, queens of activism and excess

Strong talented women fighting for good causes: thank you to our ultimate queens

By Alessandra Nava

Pop: love it or hate it, that’s the dilemma. Its tacky kitsch aesthetic and its catchy melodies might be a teenager’s golden shelter or an annoying déja-vu for the alternative music’s enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the pop scene, which is basically a women’s world, never lost its dreamy allure and its huge potential, that’s all about conveying positive messages. Popstars were the very first queens of self expression, and great supporters of gay rights or battles for the environment or the minorities... and it can go on and on. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHLHSlExFis" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen> A popstar’s charm is the capacity of intermingling joy and frivolity with genuine authenticity. They can tell us true stories and make their battles our battles. God save our queens.