After weeks of speculations, the highly anticipated Vogue magazine cover with Beyonce Knowles on it, is out. This particular cover is special because
After weeks of speculations, the highly anticipated Vogue magazine cover with Beyonce Knowles on it, is out. This particular cover is special because it is the first time, a black photographer has ever shot a cover personality for the prestigious lifestyle magazine in its 126 year history and more so because the 23-year-old photographer, Tyler Mitchell was hired by Beyonce herself.
“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,” Beyonce Knowles told the magazine. “Clearly that has been proven a myth.
While Beyonce did not grant an interview for the issue, continuing her practice of shunning traditional sit-down interviews in her media appearances, she instead narrates an essay that tells the story of her second pregnancy in her own words, revealing a traumatic ordeal that she previously hadn’t shared with the public, including an emergency C-section and her body’s changes, post-pregnancy.
She also reflects on her ancestry, revealing that she recently learned that she came from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave.
“I had to process that revelation over time,” she wrote. “I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”
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