On what she is most proud of: “Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment, hands-down, was when I gave birth to my daughter, Blue.”
On her biggest hero: “My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”
On not working off people’s expectation: ”Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set. I no longer have to work based on someone else’s expectations or pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100% involved with all my projects, and now I’m fortunate enough to do that.”
On her love for art: “My mother is a huge art collector and she always encouraged me from a young age to invest in art. I travel a lot and I love going to art galleries and museums in different cities with my family and friends. I’m really into the work of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Young, and Donald Judd.”
On using art as an escape: “I find myself most drawn to painting and photography. There’s a release and an immediacy there that helps me escape from my other projects.”
On what she wants her fans to read: ”I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall,” Bey said. “It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”
Speaking of Blue. She got into her mother’s makeup bag and had a good time the other day. Beyonce posted this picture.
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