Beyoncé opens up about “feeling more beautiful and interesting” in her thirties than she did as a twenty-something.
There is no better person on this planet to dispense self-confidence tips than Beyoncé. From her historic record-breaking performance at Coachella to her impeccably cool Instagram account, Queen Bee has been given the moniker for good reason. In short: we worship her and applaud her super confident ways.
It’s comforting to know, then, that Queen Bee wasn’t born this way – she’s had to work through the ups and downs (just like us mere mortals) to become the powerful woman she is today.
“There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar,” Beyoncé wrote recently. “I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms. I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable.”
But, in true Queen Bee-style, the singer admitted that she’s always picked herself up and tried again by “learning to laugh and cry and grow”.
And these tough life lessons have allowed Beyoncé to grow into the woman she is today.
“I look at the woman I was in my twenties and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her,” she wrote in Vogue.
Now, at the age of 36, she is more confident than ever.
“I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful,” she added.
It’s not the first time Beyoncé has spoken about the importance of self-confidence. In 2016, the singer spoke about why women should let go of trying to attain perfection.
“It’s really about changing the conversation,” she told Elle. “It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose,” she added, explaining how women need to focus on how they function as opposed to how they look.
She continued: “We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”
Praise be to Queen Bee.
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