If you have no idea what Lemonade is then boy where have you been? Beyonce has just released a visual album called Lemonade. An absolute treat for the eyes and ears based on the heart ache of cheating and the process of healing.
Now I’m not going to do a review on the actual album itself as you know my opinion on the Queen bee. I do however beg on my hands and knees for you to watch it. Even if your not a Beyonce fan, give it a chance – you may be surprised.
I do want to talk about what it means for womenkind. For mankind. What we can take home from this visual masterpiece that she has created. Why so many women and men choose Beyonce’s words as their shield.
She is raw and open in her heart break from an unfaithful man. It shows that even the most beautiful can be pulled into the pit of despair and feel unworthy. This is important. It brings us to equal grounds with those that we put on pedestals. To often we find ourselves wishing to be those models we see on TV. The rock stars. The movie stars. Looking into their lives imagining how perfect it must be. Placing them as our Gods. When they feel the same pain and suffering as us mere mortals. But look at you. There is nobody else like you. Work it baby.
Every single one of us has suffered at the hands of a man at one point in our life. Whether your a women or a man. we are all equal in that.
and no, I’m not giving women a free ride as yes, there are some terrible women out there. But I’m talking Lemonade.
Beyonce encourages the stages of “grief” that we go through when such a thing happens. Her words give us strength that we knew was always in us but couldn’t get it out. As women we should be standing together. Lifting each other up. Telling our mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Cousins, Nieces, Daughters and Friends just how beautiful and strong they are. We should be smiling at strangers in the street. Complimenting at any time we have. Working together like the lionesses we are. Building our men up to realize their greatness. Becoming equal members of society.
Equality is everything at the moment. With the likes of Donald Trump trying to ruin the beauty of diversity and a new world. We can learn that with the power within us we can stand up to this. Shut down vile racism and sexism.
We have the opportunity to create a world which is better. To teach our daughters that they can be whatever they want to be. That they are pure, strong and beautiful. To teach our sons to respect women, to believe in their own kindness and achieve goals for equality.
You are as great as you believe. Take the time to be more kind. Take the time to understand that others have troubles you cannot see.
Lemonade isn’t just an album. Its encouragement. And that’s why I love Beyonce.