Independence and agency are a theme of Black feminism. Present in poetry, prose, music, and even scholarly articles is the notion that Black women are a dynamic force of change in the world. When we listen to and study Black women's ways, we find the tools for liberation in addition to a critique of White supremacy.
In her most recent album A Seat at the Table, Solange Knowles delves into a Black feminist framing of Black history to give us an understanding of the complicated ways we exist in the present. Her song 'Don't Touch My Hair,' talks back to those who engage in cultural appropriation, using Black women's fashion and style as chic, all the white perpetuating oppression against people of color. Click play to hear the lyrics and observe this ode to Black culture below!