Solange advises women to begin owning their talents

By Vicky Webb | Jan 10, 2017

Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.

Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.

Solange, the sister of mega pop star, Beyonc, had moderate success herself as a pop and R and Bsongstress.In 2016, Solange released her most popular, mostcritically acclaimed, and most controversialalbum to date, A SeatAt the Table, which contained multiple songs abouther pridein being an African-American. Solangesaid during the interview that she has only recently become comfortable owning all of her talents publicly.

"One thing that I constantly have to fight against is not feeling arrogant when I say I wrote every lyric on this album. I still have not been able to say that," said Solange. "That's the first time I've actually ever said it, because of the challenges that we go through when we celebrate our work and our achievements."

Solange also expressed that her reticence to celebrate her creative abilities was something she noticed was not an experience shared by her male counterparts. Solange, who was with Beyoncduring the interview, cited her as inspiration and an example for how to be, proudly, a talented woman in the entertainment industry.

"It's something I've learned so much about from you, getting to be in control of your own narrative. And, at this point, it should be an expectation, not something that you're asking permission for," expressed Solange."And I really appreciate you and mom being examples of that, being able to speak about our achievements, these things that deserve to be celebrated, without feeling bashful about it."

 

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Jeremy Morrow - 46 minutes ago
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Tobi Gerdes - Jan 13, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Simon Smith - Jan 13, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Billy Kirk - Jan 11, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Tyler Henderson - Jan 11, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Paul Pate - Jan 11, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.
Vicky Webb - Jan 10, 2017
Solange spoke to Interview magazine about coming into her own and feeling comfortable with being successful.