The September Issue of Vogue featured singer Beyonce . Beyoncé Knowles hired the publications first black photographer Tyler Mitchell for the shoot. The cover didn’t disappoint at all and we are all here for it.
Photos speak for themselves and you should check on it for yourself below: In this piece, she talks about her body image issues after weighing 218 pounds while pregnant with twins, Sir and Rumi, as well as having an emergency C-section. The mother of three says she now regrets the pressure she put on herself to lose the baby weight after the birth of her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, in January 2012. She said….“After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. 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 have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms. I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable, she says. Through it all I have learned to laugh and cry and grow. I look at the woman I was in my 20s and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her. As for her legacy, she is now thinking about the world she wants to leave behind for her children. “As the mother of two girls, it’s important to me that they see themselves too—in books, films, and on runways,” she writes in part.
“I hope to teach my son not to fall victim to what the internet says he should be or how he should love. I want to create better representations for him so he is allowed to reach his full potential as a man.” Beyonce concludes, “I’m in a place of gratitude right now. I am accepting of who I am. I will continue to explore every inch of my soul and every part of my artistry.”