What's not to love about Solange Knowles?! In my opinion she's so underrated. Solange newest album " A Seat At The Table" is so refreshing and dope! Solange is featured on the cover of the latest Teen Vogue and instead of doing an interview she wrote a letter to her teenage self. The letter is rather lengthy but it's a rewarding piece if you read it's entirety. I love the fact that Solange is unique in a world with pressures to follow the norm.
Here's a piece of the letter below.
"A LETTER TO MY TEENAGE SELF" by SOLANGE KNOWLES
seventeen will be the hardest year of your life. it will grow you up almost immediately. you will lose your best friend whom you love so much to gun violence in a single moment, and give birth to a new one within a year. you will be terrified, and it’s ok that you don’t know what the future holds. some people will count you out because of the decision you’ve made to bring another life into the world so young, but you made the decision out of love and will live with the decision in love.
soon enough you will learn how to love and how to exist with love in ways that you never knew. you will learn how to love yourself and how to empathize with and forgive those who may have taken a bit of that pure love away from you. you have a long life ahead of you, and i’ll tell you it’s not gonna always be easy, but I can promise you it will be fruitful and with much purpose. all the bridges you’ve burned, you had to, so that you could rebuild them to become a stronger and more wonderful you.
there will be pain, there will be doubt there will be beauty, there will be the unknown. there will be so many moments of joy and delight that the whole universe will feel painted in hues of amber and wonder. there will be times you are so sad you can’t lift your head. and there will be times you are so happy that the sensation of life knocks you down. but most importantly, there will be you. a whole, whole lot of it. and you will feel good about who she is and who she is still becoming.
You can read the entire letter here: http://www.teenvogue.com/
Here's Solange 'A Seat At The Table Track-list"
6. Mad feat. Lil Wayne
9. Don't Touch My Hair feat. Sampha
10. This Moment
11. Where Do We Go
13. F.U.B.U feat. The-Dream & BJ the Chicago Kid
14. Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) feat. Q-Tip
15. Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It feat. Kelly Rowland & Nia Andrews
17. No Limits
20. Scales feat. Kelela
Thank me later :)