I don’t think I’d ever listened to a Beyonce song all the way through before Lemonade came out, but on a friend’s recommendation I bought the visual album. It is a stunning piece of art and expression on every level and it changed my very White, very upper middle-class life as well. I can only imagine what it might mean to those whose lives are more closely reflected in it.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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