Yes, I am a member of the #Beyhive and biased. So, of course I love this latest project-- but it's deeper than that.
TRUTH does not lie. As women, we have all experienced grief, disappointment, devastation, vulnerability, and unforeseen depths in our lives. Whether this video album is an accurate depiction of Beyonce's experiences, or not, I appreciate her sharing this story.
BE UNAFRAID. Beyonce is unafraid to feel-- to feel ugly inside. Moreover, being unafraid to share that with all of us. Be angry. Be unhappy. Be scared. Be sad. Experience your feelings wholly and then release them. Embrace them. Grow from them. Find strength in them.
ARTISTICALLY, this was freeing. Beyonce is certainly expressing herself and not caring what anyone has to say. Not money, not family, not the music business. There's power and freedom in being unapologetic about your truth. This piece of art was certainly that. The deeply expressive imagery was raw, dark, and painful. At the same time, I found strength in its openness.
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT. The nod to the Black Lives Matter movement was appreciated. Despite what happened in each of those individual cases. A mother lost their child. And those women must live with that loss forever.
SISTERHOOD IS EVERYTHING. From a twerking Serena (YEEESSS!) to ladies in formation, and images of a group baptism. I felt close to all of you. The love women share for each other is capable of reaching awe-inspiring plateaus. I hope we all find healing in experiencing that kind of interaction between feminine souls. I've had that in my life. For the souls that were sent my way, I am grateful.
My big takeaway: Always love another soul hard and intensely-- but love God more.
What was the message that stood out to you??? Comment below.