Clovia recently saw the video for the song “I Am Not Racist” by Joyner Lucas. That video went viral and has been watched by nearly 40 million people around the world. Clovia wrote and recorded a song (and her own video) inspired by Joyner’s message, but with lyrics from a woman’s point of view.
Statement from Clovia:
“The song came about after my sister suggested I watch the Joyner Lucas “I Am Not Racist” video. Immediately after watching it, I was inspired to do it from a woman’s point of view.
Far too long, women’s opinions have been ignored or undermined, so often times we don’t speak. As an artist, I feel like it’s my job to speak on things that matter.
The idea behind the video was to give a woman’s perspective on racism, sexual harassment and equality. Mentioning the stereotypes was important because these are really how some people perceive us.
The goal is to show that even though we are all dealing with these stereotypes individually, there are some battles we are fighting together such as society’s standards of beauty.
Even though there are some differences between the two women in the video, both came together at the end to highlight similarities hoping to continue the conversation about equality and understanding for all.”