Beyoncé's "Formation" was an unapologetic call to slay.
Ernestine Johnson took Queen Bey's rallying cry a step further by reinterpreting the song as an explicit demand for solidarity among Black women and girls.
Dressed up in a Black bodysuit and bullet vest reminiscent of what Beyoncé wore to the Super Bowl, Ernestine underscores the importance of collaboration. "If I could talk to my 10 year old self, I would tell her not to be jealous or envy," she rhymes. Flanked by little natural-haired girls, she declares that everyone has their strengths, so the key is working together.
Watch This Poet Reinterpret "Formation" As an Anthem for Black Girl Solidarity
Reviewed by For Harriet
March 21, 2016