Here’s a reminder!
Just 3 weeks ago, Beyoncé made the world stop again with her latest album Renaissance; praising and reforming deep house music, Black LGBTQ Ballroom culture, and her dear Uncle Johnny.
Renaissance is a feel-good album created to get us dancing, to get away from some of the social unrest we’ve endured over the last 2 and a half years, and to remind us to be proud of who we are. and all the different marks we will make on this world.
Beyoncé is not new to creating female empowerment epics (I mean, she’s been writing them since she was 16!) she’s also not new to producing music focused on our blacks and others marginal voice. She has used her music to express her ideology and political stance over the past few years. Her new hit, Warmthere is no difference.
Cozy is an affirmation
While listening Renaissance perhaps for my 100th time, I realize that this album is simply a collection of audible affirmations; A sweet reminder to yourself to love yourself despite what society, naysayers and doubters try to tell you about yourself.
Cozy has quickly become a prominent address among fat positive influencers and plus content creators at scale when you see them reveling in lyrics while scrolling Instagram and TikTok.
Beyoncé opens Cozy by declaring, “Here’s a reminder!” She set us up to take notes and pay attention to what’s coming and follow her warnings with, “Damn, I love the dagger from burning your words, Kiss my scars because I love what they make.” Bey is making a statement about her post-baby body and not only honoring her body for what it did, but elevating herself in a way that is the perfect combination of showing off and being sexy.
Features of Let’s Breakdown Cozy
Featured in this song to reinforce the message of body emancipation in all its forms, plus full-size black transgender women, media and cultural sensibilities, Dr. Madison. Beyoncé sampled Dr Madison’s YouTube video speech, “I’m Black” where TS explicitly shares her pride as a Black person and how important it is to her, all while naming all the other identities she holds and the degree of oppression that she has to endure.
Detail TS is exhausted from being black, has a large body, is transgender, and has her Black identity removed due to her transition. Madison uses this moment to name that she is “Fat and Juicy” and tired of being hidden in the dark by men who loved her only in the dark and never in the light.
In the dark
“I am cozy. I love myself. I am sweet. You hate me because you want me.“The important thing here is that we highlight the different ways fat women, transgender women, and other marginalized people that Bey is writing this self-love letter for experience romantic love.
That’s important because, like Dr. Madison, we know what it means to hide as a fat black woman and what it means to society and to those who are attracted to sex. sex wants to harm you, not only because of your looks but also because they willreally like the way you look.
As a fat black woman, I know what it feels like to be a romantic partner or lover who only takes you out on late dates, only accepts invitations to someone’s apartment, but never hangs out. creative or fun.
Cozy isn’t just a song for fat black women; it’s a rallying call and statement for the advocates in society, to be central.
It’s a song with deeper layers that prompts us to dance naked in front of a mirror while embracing all the parts of us that the world around us rejects. It is the necessary step we need to really release the body. We all deserve to be comfortable in our own skin.
Thank you for the reminder, Bey.