This isn’t one of those #BeyoncéThinkPieces. But I’m going to point you in the right direction. I love Beyoncé, and my appreciation of her work extends beyond the superficial.
Not only is her music fun to dance to. When I listen to Bey’s latest record, I feel inspired. As one author at xojane said, “…free black girls are not as much of a thing as we should be.” Or more recently, read “...why it matters when black women sing about sexuality.” If we don’t set ourselves free, who else will?
Beyonce’s work is not perfect, nor do I expect it to be. Yet I can’t deny its power to address themes that resonate with various women–including me. None of us should have to wonder about whether or not she deserves to own every aspect of herself. It’s nice to hear a reminder–regardless of the medium.