Rihanna has once more used her platform to inspire a group of people. The singing icon used her words to encourage young designers at Parsons School of Design’s annual benefit. Rihanna was honored by the Parsons School of Design for the positive impact she has made as a musician and a style icon. Her acceptance speech not only was filled with gratitude and empowering words for young designers.

Though, the award celebrated her contributions to the design world, she made it known that young designers “don’t get celebrated enough”. These words from the young star showed up and coming designers that she is neither blind nor deaf to their hard work and efforts. She sees the sacrifices and pains that many designers go through in order to show the world their creativity and a piece of their imagination.

The words uttered by Rihanna were met with claps and cheers. Though her speech was short, it was powerful. Her words urged designers and musicians to continue to pursue their dream and don’t give up. Her words also gave hope to the young designers in the audience. She revealed to them that too many times they are counted out because they are young but in the mist of being doubted because of their age they should keep moving and working toward their goals.

Though a lot of her speech was dedicated to the young designers, she provided words to those that were older. She advised the older individuals to give the younger generation a chance and to invest in them.

The pop star not only recommended that the crowd invest in young designers, she also showed them how to do it. At the end of her speech Rihanna announced that she will be sending three Parsons Students to Port-au-Prince during the summer season. While there they will work alongside artists to help work on an apparel line that will assist the star’s Clara Lionel Foundation.