one of the many reasons i love solange is her effervescent-i-don’t-give-a-eff attitude that exudes a realness you don’t get from most celebrities. this is most certainly not what’s expected when your last name ends with “knowles.” in an interview with harper’s bazaar solange was as open as ever as she talks about her teenage pregnancy, marriage and divorce by age 21.
“in a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, i feel far older than 27… just going through a marriage and a divorce—which i essentially did by 21—will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”
recently relocated to new orleans, the musician, record label owner and art director for puma is trying to de-clutter her life while she finishes her forthcoming album. i’m amazed by how place has had what appears to be a profound affect on her trajectory. in a previous interview with NPR, solange talks about being influenced by cash money records artists and chopped and screwed music while growing up in houston, texas. fast forward 10 plus years and harper’s bazaar captures her evolution into a tastemaker while submersed into brooklyn’s artist scene. thanks solange for the reminder about the role culture and locale can play in igniting personal growth.
images by julia noni for harper’s bazaar