Jamila Woods - Blk Girl Soldier

March 14, 2018 - 76 views

 

Whether it’s Beyonce unapologetically performing at the Super Bowl, or broadcasting her visual masterpiece ‘Lemonade’ on our screens, women talking about the need to distinguish and give space for black feminism definitions within the movement, or in a more serious political aspect, the rise of #SayHerName within the greater Black Lives Matter movement, giving voice to the types of violence black women have faced at the hands of law enforcement.

You don’t need to identify as an African American woman to understand the need to be able to express yourself unapologetically, publicly, and without it being a battleground politically, socially, and economically. But if you look around America right now, there probably isn’t one person whose identity doesn’t automatically trigger some sort of division, hatred or tension, especially given our current political climate.

One artist who is breaking through the noise and choosing to speak her truth through her music is Jamila Woods. You may already be familiar with her previous work, collaborating with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the controversial ‘White Privilege II‘, and her appearance on Chance the Rapper’s ‘Blessings’ track. She has released the music video for her song ‘Blk Girl Soldier’ off her solo debut album ‘Heavn’.

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