Beyonce says she’s a descendant of slave owners
Beyonce‘s cover of Vogue September 2018 issue has caused no little amount of buzz from excited fans all over the world. The singer was given the creative reins to decide how the issue portrays her story, interview captions, and even photos.
As expected, from photography by Tyler Mitchell to the elaborate headdresses and makeup, this issue is pure gold!
Here is the fist cover of the issue:
In the magazine issue, Beyonce spoke on a number of topics ranging from being pregnant and body acceptance, freedom, ancestry and her journey.
Here’s an excerpt of what she had to say –
On her ancestry: I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship connecting to the past and knowing our history makes us both bruised and beautiful.
I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time. 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.
Here are some inspiring shots from the Vogue edition: