Inspiration June 11, 2017
Solange hasn’t had an easy journey finding her identity as a woman. But she’s ready to share her experiences with young girls everywhere.
In a powerful yet beautifully-written letter by Beyoncé’s younger sister, Solange, she openly describes the whirlwind adventure of growing up and finding your own identity as a woman.
She reminds us that despite the ups and downs that teenagers experience while growing up, there is beauty in adversity. This is especially true for teenage girls who are desperately trying to find themselves in the chaos of growing up too soon in our society.
However, it is a letter that resonates with women at every stage of their lives.
In the past, Solange has shared more than a few beautiful words inspiring women. With her words, she encourages us to see the beauty in our doubts and to embrace the troubles along the way. At the end, that’s what makes us “whole” and molds us to be who we are.
Encouraging women to seek the beauty in the unknown, she advises women to avoid rushing the process of coming into your womanhood.
After all, words only have power if you give them that power and even the ugly words that society labels women with is a symbol of beauty.
“At the time, you are searching,” Solange writes in her letter. “Seeking in every corner and pocket of the world for who you are, take your time, baby girl. There’s no rush to get there; you will sow each of these chapters in the land that you become. You will see bits and pieces of them scattered into the skin you grown into. You don’t have to figure everything out now. Time will reveal itself. I promise you.”
This letter also serves as a reminder to women reaching their thirties who find it hard to be at peace with our faults. She advises women that it’s okay with life not panning out how you had imagined it in your early twenties.
In closing, Solange ends her letter with a dose of reality and pure joy about the future.
“There will be pain,” she writes. “There will be doubt there will be beauty, there will be the unknown. There will be so many moments of joy and delight that the whole universe will feel painted in hues of amber and wonder. There will be times you are so sad you can’t lift your heart, and there will be times you are so happy that the sensation of life knocks you down. But most importantly, there will be you. A whole, whole lot of it. And you will feel good about who she is and who she is still becoming.”
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