vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

Beyonce’s 2017 Grammys Performance — VIDEO

Mama B!

In case you missed it, here is the video of a fully pregnant (with twins!) Beyoncé delivering complete elegance with “Love Draught” and “Sand Castles” from her Lemonade album, kicking off with spoken word from the song “Accountability” featuring words from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire.

You find the black tube inside her beauty case where she keeps your father’s old prison letters. You desperately want to look like her. You look nothing like your mother. You look everything like your mother. Film star beauty. How to wear your mother’s lipstick. You go to the bathroom to apply your mother’s lipstick. Somewhere no one can find you. You must wear it like she wears disappointment on her face. Your mother is a woman and women like her cannot be contained.

“Her heaven will be a love without betrayal.”

About Kristen Demesilda

Kristen Demesilda
Writer and Photographer for Virago Magazine, Kristen grew up listening to vinyl and highlighting the dictionary. Her work has appeared in IrockJazz.com, The East Harlem Journal, Boston's Culturehive, the Ithacan and other publications. Her love of music cannot be eclipsed by her love of words. She's been coined the "Akira Kurosawa of Blogs" by such people as herself. An aspiring musician, she has a serious penchant for peach-flavored anything, multi-tasking, slow-paced thrillers and dreams of going back to South America, laying on the beach, and drinking from a coconut.
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