Beyonce' Speaks on Body Acceptance in New Vogue Interview.
Though the world loves to speculate, Queen Bey has been notoriously private about her personal life. . . until now. Beyonce took over the September issue of Vogue and not only had creative freedom on what her pictures would look like, but the entire article as well. Beyonce opens up about her vision with Coachella, seeing her husband in a new light and the joys of her new curves!
"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 was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.
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. We spent many weeks in the NICU. My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father. I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later. Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience. After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.
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."
Get into her stripped down photos below!
The fuller body and new curves have been the subject of tons of talk around the web with some folks thinking the Carter's were going for a fourth child.
Bye Wendy! Let's face it, an emergency C-Section is MAJOR and not everyone can snap back from it no matter how much money they have. It's ok for her body to adjust in it's own time.
"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."
And yes, she spoke of her family's history with broken relationships saying:
"I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives."
It's good to see Beyonce in a good place right now. Do you girl!