Music is a powerful tool that stimulates emotions and intelligence. Music influences people of all ages and backgrounds and plays an enormous part in the lives of almost everyone. So it is no wonder due to the power of music, that artists have used their musical and songwriting talent to bring about awareness to the ongoing racial injustice that lives in America.
With motherhood comes the natural inclination to take care of and desire all the best for your child. However, mom guilt is the unwanted, intrusive thoughts that create doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty concerning decisions relating to motherhood. Just like all feelings, these feelings of guilt come and go and can be the cause of a number of different factors. Society, personal insecurities, lack of trust in one's self, pressure from family or friends, social media, and/or many other factors can play into why a mother may feel guilt about how she chooses to raise her child. Even though it is common for a mom to experience "mom guilt," it's not impossible to beat!
We have all had a moment where we are listening to a song and we have had to really stop and listen because the lyrics begin to seemingly speak directly to us. Maybe the lyrics in a song relate exactly to what we are going through or simply make us feel the most like ourselves. Below are a few beautiful lyrics from songs that I have heard recently that simply make me feel like me.
Whether or not to remove the confederate flag has been a debate for years, but with recent events, it has become a spotlight topic once again. This debate is touchy and controversial and those who debate seem to stand either strongly for the flag or strongly against it. Some Southerners believe that the confederate flag is part their childhood and history itself. But on the other hand, those fighting to remove the flag claim it is a symbol of oppression, slavery and hatred. In order to pick a side, we must first understand the history of the flag.