Beyoncé is slowly peeling back the layers. Inside the latest issue of GARAGE Magazine, the “Formation” singer, who’s shied away from interviews in recent years, opens up for an intimate Q&A for the Spring/Summer 2016 edition.
In the photos, shot by Robin Harper, Queen Bey is framed in braids with a fresh face inside colorful painted frames, created by renowned Swiss artists Urs Fischer. The iconic singer details her love of art, recommends a pro-feminist page turner, why she prefers to be her own boss and also reveals her proudest moment.
Read through a few of the excerpts from her GARAGE interview below.
ON BEING A BOSS: “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 WHAT HER BEYHIVE FANS SHOULD READ: "I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. 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."
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 HER PROUDEST MOMENT: "Out of everything I've accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue."