To celebrate Mother’s Day (May 12), the Chime For Change group has released a new video with celebrities talking about their favorite people, their moms. Chime For Change is a group focused on girl’s and women’s empowerment, with Beyonce serving as a member of the founding committee and making an appearance in the video.
The clip also features Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, John Legend, Olivia Wilde, Ziggy Marley and human rights activist Hafsat Abiola all talking about the inspiring traits their mothers have. “To me, she’s the greatest celebrity I’ve ever met,” Lively says of her mom.
Beyonce says her mom’s gift is “finding the best qualities in every human being,” while Diaz says her mother “would have 1,000 balls up in the air at one time and be able to catch all of them.” Abiola, whose mother was killed in 1996 while at a demonstration to free her husband, the imprisoned President-elect of Nigeria, says, “I still remember what she taught me, I still remember her values.”
Next up, Beyonce will lead a global concert for the group on June 1 in London called “The Sound of Change Live.” Everyone who buys a ticket to the event will have the chance to donate its value to a nonprofit group of their choice.