Beyoncé Recommends a Book to her Fans

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Artist: Urs Fischer. Photographed by Robin Harper. Hair by Kim Kimble. Makeup by Sir John.

Beyoncé rarely gives interviews, opting instead to post captionless photos on her Instagram and Tumblr. However, the singer recently agreed to chat with Garage magazine about art and her personal inspirations. In a preview of the interview, the singer reveals a deeper side and talks feminism and books. 

On her mother: “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 work ethic: “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 of pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100 percent involved with all my projects and now I’m fortunate enough to do that.”

On her book recommendation: “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.”

 

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You can read the full interview now by downloading the Garage app or waiting until the issue hit stands on March 14.

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