Living in today’s society, it seems that your life always has to hold up to a certain standard. As our lives are constantly exposed to everyone through an array of social media platforms it’s easy to get lost. You do “you” and bring that to the table, but there’s always going to be those people who try to bring you down and make you feel as if the “you” you are is wrong.
Story | Alyssa San Agustin
Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter Kehlani, continues to be raw with us and tell it like it is on her single “Table”. The song first hits you with that funky soulful old school vibe. Then slowly brings you into a reflective state as that first verse hits.
“I will say I’m a believer in letting people be people.
If you’re humble or conceited, I’ll still see you as an equal.”
She hits us with that cold harsh reality. Shedding light on the issue of judgement and negativity that people can often place upon one another. She then begins to describe herself and acknowledge that despite her uniqueness she knows what she brings to the table. She knows her worth despite what people may think or say. That message of confidence is apparent throughout the entire song. Acknowledging the fact that others opinions don’t matter.
They’re there in attempt to bring us down. But she continues to recognize and remind us that as long as we remain leading with our hearts and staying true to ourselves we will always be worthy. Set aside your differences, embrace them, and know what you bring to the table.
UK rapper Little Simz then backs her up on this message as she raps
“Body and soul is detached, and my heart’s got a patch
You can’t drive without looking and then expect not to crash
But I know what gave me purpose I’ll take my time ‘til it’s king
And I’ll take a seat at the table, cause I know what I bring”
We all have a past and have made mistakes. Some of us may be wounded or broken. But no one has the right to judge because unless they’ve been exactly in our shoes – they have no credibility. So block out the haters, muster up that confidence, understand what you bring to the table and know your worth.