Queen Beyoncé is back in art form!
This time taking full control of the September issue of this year’s Vogue magazine. Beyoncé has written about her body, pregnancy and other parts of her life for the magazine
Beyoncé made headlines last week after it was revealed she will take the honor, including a self-authored essay, pictures, and captions. This included recruiting 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell as the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) August 6, 2018
“After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” the Queen wrote for Vogue. “I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy.”
“I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012, After the twins, I approached things differently,” she continued. “I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section.”
In that time, Beyoncé described the pre-eclampsia suffering and being on bed rest for over a month. Crazy.
Afterward Beyoncé “accepted what my body wanted to be” and “enjoyed my fuller curves”. “I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies. That’s why I stripped away the wigs and hair extensions and used little makeup for this shoot,” she wrote. “To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”
Beyoncé also spoke on Tyler Mitchell, stating
“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.”
“It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists,” she said. “There are so many cultural and society barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter.”
“If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own,” the Queen added.
History, I must say.