“I’m not the average girl in your video….”


Multi-Grammy award winning singer/songwriter ‘India Arie’ is one of my favourite artists of all time! Her style, persona and most especially, her voice is just simply amazing! She sings from the heart. Her lyrics are so meaningful and deep. She is indeed one of a kind and I absolutely love her ability to not feel the need to fit in. I think that’s what makes her so beautiful…she embraces her uniqueness and doesn’t allow anyone or anything to make her lose herself.  I mean, I don’t know her personally but I do know (from watching various interviews) that she is a strong minded woman who loves herself. And so, it only seemed fitting that she would write such a beautiful and powerful song such as ‘Video’. ‘Video’ is all about appreciating who you are regardless of what society says. Her message is simple: God made you ‘you’ for a reason so forget unrealistic beauty standards and learn to be happy (grateful) for who you are! If in doubt repeat these words:


“I’m not the average girl from your video, and I ain’t built like a supermodel. But I learned to love myself unconditionally, because I AM A QUEEN.”



Have a listen to the song below and enjoy the sweet, soothing voice and lyrics of the talented India Arie J