withrevolutionarycries:

kimyadawson:

Whitney’s last album, I Look To You, was pretty much the only album I listened to (that wasn’t a kid’s album) during most of the writing and recording of Thunder Thighs. My friends Alex and Ami died. I wrote Walk Like Thunder. Three months later I Look To You was released. And it was EXACTLY what I needed. I still listen to it regularly. While no one I knew liked it I found it to be an extremely powerful collection of songs. It’s a recovery album. It’s a phoenix rising from the flame album. It saved me in some ways and changed me in others. There are a million more things I could say about my love for her, but my heart is all busted up.

“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” is the one. This song….holy fuck. My aching heart.

I am a sad mama. 

I was coming out of (at the very edges of) one of my deepest depressive episodes when this came out. I used to listen to it on repeat and just cry.

Me too. I would just drive around and sing along and cry. I hope things have gotten easier for you.

(via wrcsolace)

  1. simplycid reblogged this from kimyadawson and added:
    watching this, my heart just aches…
  2. thestairsofyourheart reblogged this from forgetpolitics and added:
    I can’t handle it when oprah cries.
  3. forgetpolitics reblogged this from kimyadawson
  4. badndngirl reblogged this from kimyadawson and added:
    "Oprah said, ‘Girl, do you know you’re loved?’"
  5. kimyadawson reblogged this from wrcsolace and added:
    Me too. I would just drive around and sing along and cry. I hope things have gotten easier for you.
  6. hindenberry reblogged this from kimyadawson and added:
    "my momma said i was not built to break"
  7. parvifolium said: I found out and immediately said “Fuck. That sucks. Oh Fuck! Oh no, Kimya!”
  8. i-pushed-regina-george reblogged this from kimyadawson and added:
    hahaha Oprah at the beginning. So macho.
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  10. wrcsolace reblogged this from king-wicked and added:
    I was coming out of (at the very edges of) one of my deepest depressive episodes when this came out. I used to listen to...
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  13. swaggedy-ann said: I’ll never forget you singing “Greatest Love of All” at Amoeba in 2008. Amazing.