Why Must It Take Jay-Z and Beyoncé To Spur Interest in the Written Word?

From the moment Beyoncé dropped her surprise self-titled album back in 2013, the song everyone immediately became enamored with was “***Flawless,” a track that included a sample from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2012 speech entitled “We Should All Be Feminists,” which she delivered for a TEDx talk. The sentiment of the work caught on immediately, propelling Beyoncé to utilize a segment of it in the interlude toward … Continue reading Why Must It Take Jay-Z and Beyoncé To Spur Interest in the Written Word?

Lorde’s “Writer in the Dark”: A Testament to the Art of Writing As the Ultimate Weapon for Avengement

Women might be the last people on this earth with a soul left. This is often why 1) they gravitate toward the field of writing as a form of release (as opposed to the more male motive of grandiosity) and 2) they are capable of expressing emotion through the medium in what men might describe as an overly bathetic and/or bleeding heart sort of way. … Continue reading Lorde’s “Writer in the Dark”: A Testament to the Art of Writing As the Ultimate Weapon for Avengement