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Beyoncé: “My Ambition Is To Eventually Have A Family”

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Described as “American royalty” by the article’s author, Beyoncé recently sat down with UK paper The Daily Mail for a rare interview during her work “off-season.” In the interview, given to promote the Deréon founder’s new fragrance, Heat, the superstar touches on subjects of family, beauty, feminism and more.

On her definition of beauty:
“I think a beautiful woman is someone who’s confident but not competitive with other women; someone who is warm to everyone. Because my mother told me ever since I can remember that beauty is from within, that looks will fade, I have always been aware that you have to have something deeper to be really beautiful.”

On whether or not family keeps her grounded:
“Family does keep me grounded. But you know what I do? I try really hard to make sure that every day I have my 30 minutes of quiet time. Mostly I just lie in bed and meditate and think what my goal is. Some days, of course, I can’t manage 30 minutes, but it’s really important to have those quiet moments.”

On not needing her stage alter ego “Sasha” anymore:
“I don’t need Sasha so much any more because these days I know who I am. It takes time to figure out who you are and I am still discovering different things about myself—as I’m exposed to different experiences, I think, “Oh, I like this, I didn’t know I liked this.” That’s the journey of life that’s so exciting. More and more I know who I am, I know what I like, I know what I want and that makes me feel so free. I don’t need to hide any more.”

On her definition of feminism:
‘I think I am a feminist in a way. It’s not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it’s because I grew up in a singing group with other women, and that was so helpful to me. It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad relationships. My friendships with my girls are just so much a part of me that there are things I am never going to do that would upset that bond. I never want to betray that friendship because I love being a woman and I love being a friend to other women. I think we learn a lot from our female friends—female friendship is very, very important. It’s good to support each other and I do try to put that message in my music.”

On finding balance in her life:
“For me, balance is always really hard to find. I love so many different things, and to have the discipline to turn certain things away and focus on one thing at a time so that I can give it 100 percent is really hard. Probably the biggest challenge in my life is time—making sure I have time to be a wife, to be a singer, to be a songwriter, to be an actor and still have time for my clothing line and now for my perfume. I am like any other woman who has a child, who has a husband, who has a job. I think it’s the hardest thing about being a woman because we have so many responsibilities. My ambition is to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family.”

Source: Daily Mail

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