Born in Houston, Texas, Solange Knowles, also known as just Solange, is a model, actress, songwriter, and singer. And yes, she is also the sister of Beyoncé Knowles. Solange began her career early in her life as she shadowed her sister in the music industry. She continued to shine up until she became a mother at just seventeen years of age. While she was caring for her son, she gained more inspiration for her music than she could have ever imagined and described her son as the greatest unplanned blessing. Now, Solange continues to shine, with hit songs such as “Losing You.”
Solange did not let her teen pregnancy bring her down. Instead, her son became her main source of inspiration. After Solange took a break from the entertainment industry to care for her son Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr, she returned with ideas such as Baby Jamz, hip hop-styled toys for preschool children, and worked in the award-winning kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba! On top of that, she wrote a plethora of new songs, including the hit “Losing You.” Now, Solange is living in New Orleans, Louisiana with her son.
We need to realize that our circumstances, whichever they may be do not determine our path for the future. In regards to parenting, there may be many obstacles that come into the path of young parents; however, if they really set their minds on becoming successful, those obstacles can be shattered into little bite-sized pieces. Like Solange, we can still pursue our passions and work towards achieving our goals, even with a son or daughter by our side. Also like Solange, it could feel like having a child while being young is a burden at first, but we quickly realize the blessing our children really are. They even can become a main source of inspiration, while we pursue our future goals.