In case you haven't been on social media today, or you're just generally living under a rock, today is International Women's Day. Just in time for this ever-and-forever-important day, Toronto's Haviah Mighty just dropped a new anthem that's perfect to listen to today (and every day), "In Women Colour,"
This song was written by Haviah and co-produced with Toronto's Obuxum. Inspired by a traumatic experience as a young girl, Haviah writes a reflective piece on the "mental transition many Black women will face." She touches upon her personal experiences with judgment around her appearance, reflecting on Black pride, saying: “They used to say I’m too loud but that’s cool now, love my skin, always been proud, guess that’s in now. They used to say I’m too Black with that crude rap and I courier the boom bap over new trap.”
The accompanying video was co-directed by Yung Yemi and Shanik, with assistance from Lorenzo Colocado. Check out the “In Women Colour” video above, and happy #IWD to all the womxn out there.