Beyoncé, with Blue Ivy, said in her letter she’s “proud” to be raising her child in a world with people like Michelle Obama.
Beyoncé’s gushing fan letter to Michelle Obama reveals the superstar singer loves being in the spotlight and is confident, creative and genuinely happy, handwriting analysts told The Daily.
Beyoncé, who sang for President Obama and the first lady at his inauguration, lavishes praise on Mrs. Obama in the bubbly, handwritten letter posted to her new Tumblr blog.
Addressed simply to “Michelle,” Beyoncé writes in loopy handwriting that Obama is “the ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman.”
“Thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us — I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you, to look up to,” the R&B diva wrote.
In an era when emails and text messages reign, a glimpse at Beyoncé’s handwriting was a refreshing surprise.
“Beyoncé’s handwriting is exactly what I would have expected of her,” handwriting examiner Sheila Lowe said.
“The writing is large and exuberant,” Lowe added, a sign that the mega-celebrity “enjoys being in the spotlight, and she’s comfortable in her own skin — she knows what she’s worth as a person.”
Beyoncé’s mix of cursive and printed penmanship, or “print script,” is “an indicator of creativity,” Lowe said.
Though a new mom to daughter Blue Ivy with husband Jay-Z, Beyoncé doesn’t shy away from schoolgirl flourishes like multiple exclamation points, Oxford commas and even a period embellished with a smiley face.
“Beyoncé is not the only superstar to employ smiley faces in their writing,” handwriting analyst Kathi McKnight said. “You can see the smiley faces that Whitney Houston built right into her autographs earlier on … when her career was at its peak and she was in happier times.”
Though Beyoncé’s handwriting shows her softer, more personal side, her signature is that of her feisty alter ego, Sasha Fierce.
“You will notice that her signature looks different from the rest of the handwriting … it is predominant and stands out,” McKnight said. “She underscores her signature to add emphasis to her name, revealing confidence.”
Now that Beyoncé has reached out to her would-be pen pal, only time will tell if Michelle Obama puts pen to paper for her response.