by Charlene Adhiambo
Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce one of our new columnists, Charlene Adhiambo. Charlene will be curating biweekly playlists of mostly rap and r&b music, with a focus on Black femme and/or queer artists. Charlene’s first playlist is called An Ode to Self Care and features songs by Kehlani, NAO, Dreezy, Lizzo and others.
Description: Songs for when you need to heal and take some time for yourself, or remind yourself of your greatness. I’ve been dealing with a lot of frustration, pain, and emotions and these songs remind me that there are better times ahead. Click here for playlist or play below.
Bio: Charlene Adhiambo is a black first year at Columbia University. Her life goal is make sure black women prosper; she’s not sure how she’ll do that yet, but it’s a priority. Charlene writes short stories and novels, and loves listening to music, especially if it’s r&b.