Back in September, Solange Knowles invited to the world to take A Seat at the Table, because we needed to talk.
Remember the moment: Our culture was hurtling towards election day as if trapped on a sickening carnival ride. The world had just met the concept of “fake news” that would go on to create layers of mistrust between the right and left in this country. Scores of musicians were brandishing microphones like spears, looking for the most clever way to stick a certain candidate in order to grab a headline. And through all of the noise, Solange whispered: “I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this work I’ve written and created, with you.” For a minute, she seemed to stop time.
Filled with sparse, intimate R&B that feels as casual as a jam session at times and as meticulously crafted as a concerto at others, A Seat at the Table was a light. Its songs read like a journal entry but expanded outwards with repeated listens to ring with universal empathy, like a Buddhist sutra. It was perhaps the highest realization of healing music our culture has experienced in close to a decade.
I’m disappointed in the number of people who think it’s okay to bully people over how they voted.
Especially with people who voted third party, since they could easily turn the argument back on you and point out that the 2 party fuckfest we get stuck with every election cycle is partially the responsibility of people perpetuating that mentality through bullying exactly like this.
The only vote you control is your own. You can disagree with other people’s choices, but you don’t get to tell them to fuck themselves because they stuck to their beliefs and voted accordingly.
I wasn’t expecting to see her last night, but she was kind enough to stay and make sure she got a selfie with everyone who was waiting for her. (She was in such a rush and it was kind of funny how sassy she was 😂😂😂)
When she saw me, I didn’t even say anything and she pointed at me and said, “I know you!” And pulled me into a hug and asked how I was I just quietly said “okay, you?” But I was dying inside!! Lol. Then, I went to ask for a selfie, “can we do it like loserville” and she was obviously over it and said “no, that’s in the past” and I was literally like
So after scrambling for words, I asked for a normal pic and we took it and that was it 😂😁 she rushed to get pics with everyone else and told everyone to have to have their cameras ready because she was in a real hurry and left with a cute bye :’) I miss her already 😂😂
Side note: Sara doing the Macarena and shaking it with her hands on her knees is the best thing I’ve ever seen, and she literally collected money for the tcf in a trash can!!! I MEAN!!! I swear, I can’t believe someone so kind, loving, aware, strong , beautiful person who exists. im so proud to call her my idol ❤️