Beyonce | Lady Luxe Life
Beyonce, by far, might be one of my favorite people on this earth. Since it’s Women Crush Wednesday, I thought I’d share a few things from her interview with Vogue. If you don’t know much about her…this might win your heart! Here are a few bits from her Vogue article:
“I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship. Connecting to the past and knowing our history makes us both bruised and beautiful.
I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”
“There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar. 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. 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. I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful.”
“I don’t like too much structure. I like to be free. I’m not alive unless I am creating something. I’m not happy if I’m not improving, evolving, moving forward, inspiring, teaching, and learning.”
“My mother taught me the importance not just of being seen but of seeing myself. As the mother of two girls, it’s important to me that they see themselves too—in books, films, and on runways. It’s important to me that they see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling.
I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys.
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, and to teach him that the real magic he possesses in the world is the power to affirm his own existence.
I’m in a place of gratitude right now.
I’ve worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me.”
Isn’t she simply amazing? I truly loved this interview, and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you! I wrote a blog about her ACL performance. Check it out here!
Who is your Women Crush Wednesday? I’d love to know!
NOTE: all images and content is from Vogue.com.