Quoted: Solange Knowles

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
4:00 pm
05/25/17

Photograph Via Bust Magazine

“I had to make this album to become a better me, but also a better mother. I couldn’t carry everything and give my son the most undivided attention and love and nurturing as I was working through these battles. Something a lot of people don’t realize is when you have to work through some of these traumas and challenges with yourself, and you’re having to take care of another human being and make sure that they feel protected and aren’t carrying any of that weight…I feel like I’m more equipped now, through working that stuff out through my art and not bringing it home, and making sure that our home is a safe place filled with love and nurturing and a sense of lightness. I want my son to be able to exist in this world without all of those burdens. I want him to be smart and aware, and I want him to be equipped. I don’t want him to carry the burden and pass on the traumas that exist when you’re existing here.”
—Solange about how writing her new album made her a better mother, The Fader, September 2016

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