Have a Seat at The Table and Sip On Lemonade While You Indulge In Black Girl Magic

Hey Sista, soul sista, go sista Knowles sistas.  I know, like everyone else knows that Solange's new album Seat At The Table is a true piece of art. It dropped just as epically as her big sis and I simply just can't get enough. Right now, I'm enjoying the time we're in and it's a time of love and reaffirmation for black women.

It's an album for black women made by one black woman alone. A spiritual catharsis. Soul nourishment. A strategically eight year development of patient, emotional determination. A spoken word for all black girls around the world. A project of pure, heartfelt authenticity. I could honestly go on..

true life: I can't stop listening to this album.

Alongside Beyonce's Lemonade, these two just made history, being the first set of sisters who have each had #1 solo albums on the Billboard album chart in the same year.

Both Seat at the Table and Lemonade were creations of beautifully expressed anger and pain that is nothing less than inspiring.

We all go through our struggles and battle with our own demons. However, my favorite aesthetic of the two albums are the beautifully hidden expressions of affirmation. Here are some of my favorite uplifting takeaways from these projects.

Fall in your ways, so you can crumble
Fall in your ways, so you can sleep at night
Fall in your ways, so you can wake up and rise

These few lines probably speak the most to me, because it's a kind reassurance that through pain, struggles, success and failure my healing from the journey that I am on comes from staying true to myself and only helps my perseverance and strength in the end. 

Be leery 'bout your place in the world
You're feeling like you're chasing the world
You're leaving not a trace in the world
But you're facing the world

Weary makes me be aware of myself in the current state of this world. To stand strong within my equality as a black woman. Regardless of how social hierarchy and authority are set up, or how anyone views me.. firmly take care of my thoughts, my vision, my worth, my purpose in this world.

The glory is within you

Find and be your own peace.

But ten times out of nine, I’m only human

When I'm steadily overthinking , overwhelmed (or) upset that I feel like I have no control over my life. I have to calmly retract and come to sense that I'm human and I'm not perfect, and there is no faster road to get ahead, but to embrace the road I'm already currently on. 

This us
This shit is from us
Some shit you can't touch

With all the cultural appropriation and uncredited appreciation of the black community, F.U.B.U couldn't have stood as a better anthem of empowerment. You can duplicate, but always do remember who originates. For us, by us. 

Look what remains
Pour ashes where they claimed my name
They say I changed
But a pity if I stayed the same

Don't wish me well... is undoubtedly my favorite song on the whole album. It's a sense of evolution, and confidently going forth in where life is taking you. Being okay with your growth, and leaving whatever and whoever  isn't on pace with you behind. Losing friends in the process of it all as you're rising higher. 

Ain't no apologizing,  for all of the things you want
So if dreams only go so far
They'll come to where you are

Last, but not least  Scales. Whatever you want out of life, the things you aspire for, what you know you can achieve and what you feel you deserve.. don't let anyone make you feel guilty of how highly ranked you hold your worth. You are divinely capable of anything, you obtain as much as you push yourself to strive for. 

A word for word manifestation of self healing that will surely be appreciated for a lifetime.