Why Solange Knowles Should Be Your New Girl Crush
Welcome to the beautiful world of Solange Knowles.
One look at her gram (@saintrecords) and we were in love - from her phenomenal outfits to her real-talk captions, discussing motherhood, the music industry, and the struggle of minorities. If you want to get to know Solange (trust us, you do), here’s a caption she posted on her 30th birthday this year:
Born June 24th
Wore tap shoes and tutus every where 3-5
Wrote 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
Married first love 17
Gave birth to angel baby 18
Financially independent 19
Bought my first house 19
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
I say all of that to say...don't eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting 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.
Ps: About to take a note from Paris Hilton and have 4 parties.
Solange is so much more than just a great Insta grid, though.
Solange is a singer/songwriter with decades worth of accolades to her name. More recently, she began Saint Records, a record company intending to “feature, highlight and align a new movement of contemporary, genre-defying R&B visionaries”. Solange wanted to give new artists, especially of colour, a space to create and circulate their music in an authentic way, free of market-place politics.
Saint Records has also collaborated with Puma to create ‘Word to the Woman’, a campaign which “celebrates women who innovate and redefine roles in varied walks of life”.
Solange is a gal we are crushing on hard. She is a beautiful example of a woman influencing her world and using her talents and passions to bring change. From what she’s wearing to what she’s doing, we love her style.