Pop music chameleon Madonna has unveiled her latest persona: listicler.
The music superstar made her debut as a BuzzFeed contributor this morning, when her post, “11 Freedom Fighters Who Have Inspired Me,” went live. Madonna’s heroes are artists and revolutionaries, icons, and legends-in-the-making — from John Lennon to Malala Yousafzai, the people who inspire her have made an everlasting impact on the way we view the world.
But Madge isn’t simply writing tributes for you to read between taking the quizzes “How Bad Are Your Life Choices?” and “Which SpongeBob Character Are You?”. Her listicle was soon followed by another post, titled: Are You With Me?.
It’s an open letter explaining the real reason why Madonna joined BuzzFeed — to promote her website ArtForFreedom.com and solicit readers for submissions. The singer founded ArtForFreedom in September 2013 “to give artists everywhere a platform to define what freedom means to them and to allow them to express their right for freedom of expression,” she writes.
Madonna then asks readers for their own “artistic expression of freedom” — everything from photos to videos to poetry. She’ll be checking out entries on April 14 at 6 p.m. and offering feedback. “An artist has the responsibility to not only reflect society, but to shape it,” says the pop star who encouraged every woman to “Express Yourself” — cone bras optional.
Submissions can be entered here.