Besides the fact that the song and video are amazing, the lines "I don't need no one" and "woke up this morning with my mind set on loving me" definitely spoke to me. This song adds to a list of others that teach little Black girls about being independent and self-sufficient. Songs like "Independent Women (Part 1)" had me waiting to be grown paying my own bills and not needing a man. These sentiments were reiterated by the women I grew up around. Seeing my mom, aunts, and grandmothers who are strong, career-driven, and truly independent women inspired and pushed me to be the person I am today.