Jawel hoor, de geruchten bleken waar te zijn: Beyoncé prijkt op het septembernummer van de Amerikaanse Vogue en ook in het blad zijn flink wat mooie foto's én een interview (dit keer wel) te zien. De tekst had Beyoncé zelf een grote invloed op en ze heeft duidelijk geen blad voor de mond genomen.
Zo vertelt ze details over de laatste dagen van haar zwangerschap, de spoedoperatie waarmee de tweeling ter wereld kwam en de after math van de zwangerschap.
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.
Na de bevalling van Blue in 2012 was Beyoncé in zeer korte tijd weer helemaal in shape. Als stok achter de deur begon ze al snel met een kleine tour. Ze zette een toentertijd een grote druk op zichzelf en ze besloot het dit keer anders te doen.
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.
Niks zwangerschap dus. En gelijk heeft ze: neem je tijd Bey en wees trots op je lichaam zoals het is!
"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," says @Beyonce in our September issue cover story. "I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful." Inspired by @Beyonce's words, 11 women share the advice they would give their 20-something selves; tap the link in our bio to read. Photographed by @tylersphotos, fashion editor @tonnegood, Vogue, September 2018.
"When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell. Clearly that has been proven a myth," says @Beyonce in our September issue cover story. "Not only is an African American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first ever Vogue cover shot by an African American photographer." She adds, "It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter." Tap the link in our bio to read the full story. Photographed by @tylersphotos, fashion editor @tonnegood, Vogue, September 2018.
Beeld thumb: Bruno Press