MELANIN X LEMONADE

The visual artistic nature of Lemonade was not only beautiful but meaningfully told the story of the struggles women, especially black women, face in life. From themes like denial, anger, forgiveness, and restoration, the visual album mirrors things that we like many have experienced in the relationships around us.  

“I tried to make a home outta you.

But doors lead to trapdoors. A stairway leads to nothing.” 

-Warsan Shire- 

Beyoncé left us all collectively getting our lives with the eclectic, stylish fashions and deep lyrical significance of her artwork. These days it sometimes feels like the odds are stacked against us. Celebrating black womanhood is about embracing what makes us unique and finding the beauty in life, even though at times it may not feel like it’s there. 

"I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade." 

-Hattie White-

This album is needed. In a time where I began to doubt I had a voice as a black woman, and when I feel like my truths and my stories were not being told, Beyoncé dropped straight fire and brimstone in the form of Lemonade. Thank you Yoncé!

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman." 

-Malcolm X-

                                                                          Photographer: Samuel Blot

                                                                          Photographer: Samuel Blot

Cheers,

And see you all next Wednesday :)

-Rachael Joseph