Wayback Wednesday : Woman First

Growing up , the local radio station had a Wayback Wednesday where they played music from yesteryear. I hope to do at least one Wayback Wednesday post a month. This one isn’t too “wayback”, but you catch my drift…

In 2009, I had the pleasure of attending my 2nd annual Essence Festival! If you have never been, you MUST put it on your bucket list. There’s music, entertainment, food, and New Orleans! You simply cannot go wrong! While I was there I got to see Kindred the Family Soul perform live. They are gracious onstage and off.  I had always been a fan of them, but seeing them live simply made my love for them blossom. They are Fatin Dantzler and Aja” legs of a goddess” Graydon, a husband/wife duo that sing about love, life, and everything in between. What’s even better is that they live what they sing. They gave us a peek inside their everyday lives with their webseries, ” Six is It”.  “Far Away”,“Stars”, ” Weather the Storm” , and  “My Time” are some of my absolute favorites.

They performed several songs from their album, In this Life Together ,one of them being “Woman First ” . They brought a beautiful , glowing pregnant woman up to the stage and serenaded her in all of her splendor. It was a glorious site to see and hear. The writing captures so much about womanhood, but especially motherhood.

“Cuz when you’re a daughter, a sister, a wife,
and a mother
And everybody needs you more than the other
It’s so very easy to loose you
When there’s so many other things to do”

In the chaos of taking care of the others, may you be reminded that  , ” You’re a woman, first” .

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