In addition to launching her upcoming athleisure line Ivy Park – which will drop sometime this month – Beyoncé has granted us a rare in-depth interview. The exclusive interview appears in the May issue of ELLE (US), and in it she speaks candidly about feminism and how she hopes Ivy Park will inspire “women to work with, not against, their bodies”.
A longtime champion of body positivity, Beyoncé talks about generating a new dialogue about women’s bodies. “It’s really about changing the conversation. It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose. 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”.
Ivy Park reflects and incorporates her thoughts on women’s bodies and self-love, “It’s really the essence: to celebrate every woman and the body she’s in while always striving to be better. I called it Ivy Park because a park is our commonality. We can all go there; we’re all welcomed. It’s anywhere we create for ourselves. For me, it’s the place that my drive comes from. I think we all have that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them”.
You can read the rest of the enriching interview here. Enjoy!