Woman Crush Wednesday: Beyoncé Liberated

Woman Crush Wednesday 



Happy Hump Day Loves!  As you know we're always crushing on the knowles sisters and 

everything they do. We were excited this morning to find out that  Queen B has t

taken  time from her busy schedule to grace the cover of Out Magazine's May 

2014  Power issue.  Posing topless with just her hands coving her bare breast, 

Beyoncé gives us Marilyn Monroe and oh so much more .

Source: Out Magazine 

Photographed by Santiago & Mauricio and styled by Lysa Cooper.  This is her first major 

cover since dropping one our favorite  visual and audio album Beyoncé’ in December. The 

article is written by Arron Hicklin who had to rely on email exchanges for his interview. "If 

you want to get to know someone, it helps to get to know the people around them. In 

Beyonce's case, there was no alternative. The opportunity to write about her materialized 

with an unusual condition: There would be no face-to-face interview. The musician was in t

the midst of an intense international tour, dramatically overhauled to accommodate 10 

songs from her new, eponymous album. And although I would get to fly to Glasgow to see 

her perform the revised set, I would have to settle for an email exchange for this story. But

—and this was the silver lining—I would have unprecedented access to Parkwood 

Entertainment, the tight-knit, furiously devoted team at the heart of Brand Beyoncé. This 

was more than a concession—this was being invited into Bey’s inner sanctum."

                                                                                                                                                 Source: Out Magazine

"There is Angie Beyince, vice president of operations, who grew up spending her summers 

with her cousins, Beyoncé and Solange. “They loved Janet Jackson,” she tells me. “We’d 

talk all night and watch Showtime at the Apollo and my snake, Fendi, would just be 

crawling around. He’d sit on our heads while we watched TV.”

Source: Out Magazine
"There is Ed Burke, visual director, who had never heard of Beyoncé when he met her 10 
years ago, responding to a request from a friend to shoot her for a day. He spent the next 
seven years trailing her around the world with a camera. In Egypt, he and Beyoncé scaled a 
pyramid together as the rest of their group gave up or fell back. “It smelled like urine 
because there are no bathrooms up there,” he recalls. “She looked like Mother Teresa, 
wearing this white dress and a head wrap, and when we got to the top she sang Donny 
Hathaway’s ‘A Song for You.’ ”

Source: Out Magazine

"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."-Beyoncé

Source: Out Magazine

"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

"Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to 

me and became a way to personalize that struggle…But what I’m really referring to, and 

hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man." 


                                                                                                                                                 Source: Out Magazine

"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." -Beyoncé

Click HERE to read the full Beyoncé Liberated article.  

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