“I love being myself. It’s hard to be yourself—you have to get into your core and into some painful places. But freeing yourself from judgment feels so great.”
Photography: Jeff Bark.
Styling: Robbie Spencer.
i laugh when im uncomfortable so please don’t get mad at me if i laugh in a serious situation
tHERES A SKELETON INSIDE MY BODY RIGHT NOW OH MY GOD
"Here are women who sing about sex. Sexuality. Contemporary womanhood. Wholeness. Arrival. […] The record dismantles the idea that marriage, commitment, or monogamy ruins one’s sex life. It challenges the notion that a woman’s life should be lead in complete service to her child. This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some […] Detractors decried the album’s explicit content in typical "Won’t someone think of the children?" form, seemingly forgetting that the singer is 32 and under no obligation to parent any child but her own. BEYONCÉ introduces Knowles as a sexual being, not a being sexualized by industry. She communicates her proclivities in her own certain terms. And yes, that may sometimes involve a duration on her knees. No, you may not watch." - From Janet To Beyoncé: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality