Superstar mum, singer, songwriter and actress, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles -Carter aka Beyoncé is the cover star for British Vogue’s magazine and she debuts on the cover with not one, not two, but three cover images!
In the December 2020 issue of the magazine, the pop star shared the lessons she learned after becoming a mom. The magazine teased the feature story on Instagram with the mother-of-three opening up about how becoming a mother truly helped her come into herself. She said:
“Something cracked open inside of me right after giving birth to my first daughter. From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration.”
She shared further:
“It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family.
And, after having my son, Sir Carter, I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys and to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value and our rich history. That’s why the film is dedicated to him.”
This is not the first time Beyoncé, who shares 8-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir with rapper husband Jay-Z, has talked about her experiences with parenthood.
In an interview with Elle in December 2019, the 39-year-old songstress admitted that being a working mother was not easy. She said:
“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids — dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband and being home in time to have dinner with my family — all while running a company can be challenging.”
In her 2019 Homecoming documentary that chronicled her preparation for her breathtaking Coachella performance, she talked about how special it was being a mother.
“When you’re a mother, there’s a love that you experience with your kids that’s deeper than anything you can imagine. The love is beyond earth,”
In addition to her talking about motherhood, Vogue also gave a snippet of the “Formation” singer’s thoughts about the pandemic and social unrest that has followed the deaths of unarmed Black people at the hands of police.
“It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social unrest and not be changed. I have learned that my voice is clearer when I am still,”
Speaking over Zoom, the musician, fashion designer and producer said she felt “absolutely changed” by the events of 2020.
“I have learnt that my voice is clearer when I am still. I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life.”
“I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects non-stop.
I released Lemonade during the Formation world tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming, went on another world tour with Jay, then [directed film] Black Is King, all back to back.
It’s been heavy and hectic. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”