American singer, song writer, actress and model Solange Piaget Knowles was never one to shy away when it came to talking about major issues.
Recently the singer, who has spent most of her career being an advocate for women of colour, especially black women, spoke about how she sees herself fitting into the concept of feminist movement, and what it means to her in an interview with ‘Bust’ magazine. The singer said “I’m a feminist who wants not only to hear the term intersectionality, but actually feel it, and see the evolution of what intersectional feminism can actually achieve”. Solange also explained how growing up in a house with strong women played a key role in helping her form her views about feminism.
Her latest album “A Seat At The Table”, explores how black women have always fought for their rights in a society that was purely dominated by whites. According to Knowles, the first step towards making feminism intersectional is to express pride in being black. Solange also added “I want women’s rights to be equally honored, and uplifted, and heard…but I want to see us fighting the fight for all women — women of color, our LGBTQ sisters, our Muslim sisters. I want to see millions of us marching out there for our rights”.
- Akhila Kakarala with inputs from http://zktube.com
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