Have you watched it? If not, do it. The Culture commands it.
All of Beyonce's documentaries/recorded performances have always been so near and dear to my heart. They are so much more than a concert or performance, they are a piece of art in my eyes. I feel a real connection to the way she feels the need to capture the passion, memories, and translate the deepest meaning behind her work. I am the type of person that wants to provide every detail in order to see the full picture. The reasons why, the thoughts behind a project, mean so much to me. My blog, my business, is a great example. I hope I have translated their purpose in a clear and precise way without over saturating you guys, lol.
One of the biggest messages I loved from the short film was the focus on the black woman.
Black women - unprotected, disrespected, neglected
When I was obtaining my degree I ended up taking so many African American Studies courses that I qualified for a second major... I didn't even realize it, I was just so captured by learning our true history. This happened as a 20-23-year-old, in higher education. Not everyone gets that experience. If you have listened to or read my other posts about the passion behind Alor and Royal Line, you have heard this before. Sharing what I learned and experienced about our history became my passion, and I believe my purpose. Spreading love and awareness to those who did not go to college because they didn't want to or couldn't. To those who did go to college but did not voluntarily elect to take the courses. To the young people in the public education system who only hear a lesson or two in February once a year about black history.
All this to say, while in those classes, one thing that stood out the most to me was the breakdown of hierarchy in societal acceptance. The white male, the black male, the white woman then the black woman. Why? For me it was clear. Because we are the most powerful. Power can be intimidating to most. If that black woman knows who she is and loves who she is, that's a whole other level of fierce that nothing and no one can stop. Beyonce just reminded or introduced all of us to the power we hold. She reached all ages, sexes, 'races', education levels, etc. The level of reach is crazy.
The. Amount. of. Swag. = Unreal
My love for her and the swag throughout all her performances is sickening. There is no chance goosebumps won't form and chills weren't felt. Ha-ha, I sound so dramatic but I'm so serious. If you are a passionate creative soul, you will connect. You don't have to be a fan. She is the ultimate representation of BAWSE (boss). If there is nothing else you like about her, you have to respect that. But what I respect is how she lays it all down, she bares her soul. There is no higher love and respect to me than authentic realness. And that is why I think she is so successful. Watching this documentary was perfect timing for me. I have been so busy with my 9 to 5 and planning my engagement party that I was distracted away from my calling. This...you... It was such a reminder that I can no longer allow things and life to get in my way. Frankly, it reminded me of just 'who tf I am' (Bey's voice)! And we ALL need that reminder sometimes. Especially if you juggle several hats as I do.
"I BEEN ON. Who gon' take me off?"