Beyoncé stuns as Out Magazine's latest covergirl. She covers their May power issue. In the issue B's Parkwood Team talks about what it's like working for B, keeping her fifth album top secret and what's to come. B--who was still in the midst of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour--also talked about music, life, feminism, music and being liberated.
She was photographed by Santiago & Mauricio and styled by Lysa Cooper. Check out photos and some quotes from B below. And head over to: OUT MAGAZINE to read the full piece.
"There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that."
"You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive." "There were days I spent solely on getting the perfect mix of sounds for the snare alone. Discipline, patience, control, truth, risk, and effortlessness were all things I thought about while I was putting this album together."
"While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart." "I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love."
Source: Out Magazine