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Lemonade Symbolism

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Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade ties nicely into Crenshaw’s article, specifically the beginning of her album when she is discussing her relationship with Jay-Z. In the beginning of the album, there are several images that bring symbolism of female sexuality. The images include women in white with the overlay of trees and water. Beyoncé’s album is a reclamation of violence both physical and sexual. There is a recurring motif of women wearing white with bound hands. This represents the women that have experienced violence and feel as though they are bound in the chains of their gender and their race. The women who are all bound together are all black and they are bound by sleeves tied to each other’s arms. This could symbolize women who feel
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