Vice Media's i-D Magazine : becoming solange


Full article by Stevona Elem-Rogers

Solange Knowles was born on a day astrologists call the Cusp of Magic – the moment when Cancer and Gemini merge. It makes sense to me – you never know what to expect from Solange, but you know it will be beauty-filled, trill, and slightly enigmatic.

It’s the day after Christmas in Houston, Texas, and I’ve arrived to a panoramic view of a misty skyline. I am anxious. I find myself pacing my hotel floor. What should make our hang simple actually makes it a daunting endeavour – I call Solange a friend. But she is also, well, Solange. And I’ve been charged to write about her. She’s a genius Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-visual artist, determined to share her origin story and human experience, specifically as a Black southern woman. I know there’s no white page that can capture her full vibrancy , but I need her to be seen.

Solange Supports Sending Students to DC

 

We are excited to share that due in part to a generous donation made by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles, Project Row Houses has met its fundraising goal to send 12 Third Ward students to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. We are very grateful to Solange for her generosity as this gift will help support what will be a transformative experience for our Third Ward youth.