Solange’s ode : Thirty looks good on you. Happy Birthday

Solange’s ode to herself

Wore tap shoes and tutus every where 3-5
Wrqote first song (A jingle for the United Way) 9
Felt God 10
Met first love (in a parking lot) 13
Wrote/Released my first album for weird teenagers 15
Started writing songs for other awesome people 16
Lost my best friend Marsai, to gun violence 17
Pregnant 17
Married first love 17
Gave birth to angel baby 18
Financially independent 19
Bought my first house 19
Divorced 20
Wiled the hell out 20-22
Wrote/ Released second album 22
Fell head over heels in love again 22
Insane panic attacks and agoraphobia and convinced I would die by 30 – 24
Wrote/released third album 26
Started record label and cultural hub 27
Released first album on label 27
Freed myself of “friends” on the journey to womanhood 27
Started writing most proud of body of work 27
World called me crazy 27
Married Best Friend 28
Completed 4th album (72 hours before turning 30)
Just really getting started 30 

Solange through the years ….

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“I say all of that to say… don’t ever let anyone write your story for you,” – Knowles.

“They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting [sic] we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life.”

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