Beyonce graces the cover of Vogue’s March issue where she speaks on motherhood, her documentary, and why she feels free. Check the highlights below:
Giving birth gave her a greater appreciation for her body
Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.
She wants more children
When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children’ and then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.
She will take another break to enjoy her moments with her daughter
At some point it’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do.
She was torn apart after she fired her father
[She says in her documentary:] My soul has been tarnished. My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman. And I’m understanding him a lot now. . . . A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.
Making the HBO Documentary was therapeutic for her
This movie has healed me in so many ways,” she says. “It makes me want to cry. “I’m sorry,” she says, her eyes welling. “I’m very passionate about it, and it just feels good.”
Beyonce reads stories about herself online but she skips the comments:
When she encounters a story about herself on the Internet, she reads only the story. She stops there. She doesn’t let herself scroll down into the comments sections, which have a tendency to become cruel, ad hominem free-for-alls. “Don’t scroll down!” Beyoncé advises, laughing. “You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.”
Beyonce doesn’t feel as though she needs to please anyone, anymore:
I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.
I especially liked the last excerpt from the interview. Once you realize you don’t have to please anyone but yourself… it’s a real freedom you feel like no other. Good for her!! It’s something about your 30′s that give you a different perspective on life. For a person that’s been under the microscope their entire life, it has to feel good to finally lay some of those burdens down. What say you?