The Whine and Spirits Playlist

As black women, we are constantly fighting an endless battle between ourselves and the outside world. We go through long days at work or school and fighting the double standard of being a Black woman in America. Sometimes, we lose all faith in ourselves and forget about the crown we wear on our head. These 7 songs will help you relax your mind and get re-motivated for everyday of the week. Drink a glass of wine...or apple juice and sit back and let the music take over your soul. 

1. Run the World (Girls!)- Beyoncé

A straight classic! This is song is motivation for anytime of the day. This song gives us a little extra pep in our steps and will make you feel more confident for the next day.

2. Hate on Me- Jill Scott

Jill Scott's song, "Hate on Me" offers a very uplifting beat that will definitely have you bobbing your head in your seat. She reminds us that sometimes we will run into people who will try and knock us off our path of success. However, you should not let them dis-encourage you. Haters are your biggest motivators!

3. I'm Every Woman- Chaka Khan

This 80's beat will make you want to two step and boogie all over your living room floor. This song allows us to reflect on everything we offer to the world. The line, "I'm every woman, it's all in me," empowers every woman listening to know that she controls her own destiny.

4. U.N.I.T.Y- Queen Latifah

Switching gears a bit, Queen Latifah brings a heavy message in, "U.N.I.T.Y." This song teaches us that as black women, we sometimes might have to be a tad more assertive than usual. Queen Latifah shows us that you should demand respect with some sass.

5. Superwoman- Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys gives us a soulful song about the struggles of everyday woman all across the globe. She tells us that even when we are going through trails and tribulations, we always have the strength to carry on. You are a superwoman!

6. Unpretty- TLC

By being black women, we are badgered by the media on how we are supposed to look. Personally, I compare myself to those that I see on social media to see if I'm beautiful enough. TLC shows us that you can buy hair, makeup and jewelry to make yourself feel beautiful on the outside, but if you don't accept yourself from within none of that matters. Love yourself from the inside out!

7. Feeling Myself- Nicki Minaj

This song will put you in a cocky mood, but not for too long. This will remind you to always be your biggest cheerleader even when times are tough. This song is perfect for those mornings when you look in the mirror and think to yourself, "Damn I'm cute." And yes, you are.

These seven songs will help you realize your worth, appreciate all you have to offer to the world, make you dance and most importantly make you feel empowered to continue on to the next day. 

Which song on this playlist is your favorite? Let us know.