Quoted: Alicia Keys

Written by Erin Feher
9:00 am
12/04/19

Photo via Instagram 

“The other day I went to the nail salon with Genesis. He’s in the chair and he’s like, ‘I want [a] rainbow,’…So he tells the lady that he wants rainbow colors on his nails. And she brings all of these colors and she paints each nail a different color. And after she painted his nails, he looked at me and he said, ‘Mommy, I don’t want this on my nails…People are not gonna like it.’ Can you believe this? Four years old. He’s four! And he already understands the concept that someone is gonna judge him because he chose rainbow colors on his nails. And I told him, ‘Why? Nobody’s gonna judge you. They’re gonna love it. Look how creative you are. Look how amazing. Stick with it. You chose it. You liked it. You do it. Who cares what anyone else says?’ …The way I see it is that there is masculine and there’s feminine energies inside of us all, period. That’s just how it is. And it gets concerning to me that we can’t just explore these different sides of ourselves, you know? These different energies that are within us.”

-Alicia Keys, Grammy-winning artist and mom to sons Egypt (8) and Genesis (4), on Instagram

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