Read Solange’s Inspiring Letter to Her Teenage Self

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May 19, 2017
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Teen Vogue invited Solange Knowles to serve as a guest writer and pen a letter to her teenage self. The outcome is a raw and honest look back at the bridges she had to cross, the bridges she had to burn, all the love gained and love lost, the juggling, the discrimination and hatred, and all of the success that she eventually found through these experiences. The letter features a foreword written by Thelma Golden, director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem.  

Solange’s words are nothing short of inspiring. They’re a reminder that we’ve all had to overcome obstacles at some point or another to get to where we are today. She reminds us that the journey is precious and rewarding, and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

An excerpt from the letter reads, “…sometimes in the midst of juggling all this, you put a lot of pressure on yourself and often crash and burn. you shut down. you go into your room, lock the door, put on music, and you do not move for 8 hours straight. it will feel like the heaviest and bleakest darkness you can possibly feel…”

To read the full letter, click here.

Source: Teen Vogue