Jul 12, 2020
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Cover: Beyonce

s black women, we encourage ourselves to love our skin, our hair, our bodies above all else. We’ve been told that loving ourselves is the best way to fight back at a world that constantly finds avenues to put us down.

So, here is one more way to ensure that we keep on loving our beautiful black femininity. Music. We always have our earphones on, listening to podcasts or songs. Why don’t we use this medium to fill our ears with uplifting and empowering music.

In this, I’ve got you, girl! I compiled a playlist from some brilliant artistes, female of course! You’ll notice that these songs are from black women like us and they all preach one thing. Self love. In no particular order,

  1. Beyonce – Pretty Hurts
  1. Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
  1. Nicki Minaj ft Beyonce – Feeling Myself
  1. Mary J. Blige ft ASAP Rocky – Love yourself
  1. Janelle Monae ft Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N

  1. Beyonce – Flawless
  1. Beyonce ft Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter & SAINt JHN – Brown skin girl
  1. Kelly Rowland – Crown
  1. SZA ft Kendrick Lamar – Doves in the Wind
  1. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  1. Lizzo – Good as Hell
  1. Kehlani – Bright

But girl, you know Queen Bey couldn't just make one appearance in there. No need to thank me. This is for me as much as for you. Let’s keep finding ways to remind ourselves that we are deserving of all the love we can get. I love you!

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