Beyoncé hasn’t done an interview in years and today the world got to learn a little bit about what Bey’s world is like as a mother of 3 and a wife (I can’t believe it).
Once I got over the initial shock value of Bey speaking to any form of media, I started to pick out my favorite parts of the interview. With the delivery of her twins which was similar to Serena’s risky pregnancy, Bey had to have a c-section which changed her body forever. She realized her core would never be the same and instead of being ashamed or doing something drastic to fit into societies beauty standards she is embracing her fupa (relatable af).
“After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be.”
Next Bey touches on the importance of diversity in various industries. The fact that Vogue hasn’t had a non-white photographer for their covers EVER until Bey picked Tyler speaks to this.
“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell. Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African-American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first ever Vogue cover shot by an African-American photographer.”
On her iconic Coachella performance, Bey touches on how many young black people probably never heard of the black national anthem prior to her performance and how grateful she was to use her platform to not only celebrate black culture but bring awareness to a different aspect of it.
“One of the most memorable moments for me on the On the Run II tour was the Berlin show at Olympia stadium, the site of the 1936 Olympics. This is a site that was used to promote the rhetoric of hate, racism, and divisiveness, and it is the place where Jesse Owens won four gold medals, destroying the myth of white supremacy. Less than 90 years later, two black people performed there to a packed, sold-out stadium. When Jay and I sang our final song, we saw everyone smiling, holding hands, kissing, and full of love. To see such human growth and connection—I live for those moments.”
The fact that Beyoncé is a mother of 3 children is still pretty new but she seems to be so thoughtful in how her own children will look at her when they are older. I love how she talks about creating an environment where her children can love who they want regardless of skin color, as well as doing whatever they want in their careers one day. Independence and entrepreneurship so that her children don’t let anyone box them in was a serious point in this portion of her interview.