How does one describe their love for Beyoncé? Let me count the ways. 1) She’s the only one who can take a tumble down a giant staircase and pop back up and continue to nail the choreography. 2) She inspired an ENTIRE movement with her Lemonade album. 3) Her braid is a celeb in its own right. 4) Even Adele dedicated her Grammys speech to Beyoncé. 5) She’s Beyoncé, for goodness’ sake! Need I go on? Well, here’s another reason to love Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter: She just graced the cover of the September issue of Vogue wearing a regal crown of flowers (TBH, it looks a little like Rihanna’s, which is equally as stunning), and she blessed us with a personal essay celebrating her FUPA.
In simpler terms, FUPA stands for ‘fatty upper pubic area’, and Beyoncé loves hers and does not care what anyone thinks about her body.
In her personal essay, Beyoncé wrote that she was on bed rest for a month when she was pregnant with her twins, Rumi and Sir, and she underwent a C-section. After her pregnancy, her body has changed and she’s been owning her thiccness ever since. She wrote:
‘To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.’
Boom. A simply perfect sentiment about accepting your body from the queen herself. But would you expect anything less from her? Of course not!
She also wrote about her vision for the cover, which she reportedly had full creative control over. In the photos, she’s wearing little makeup, which Beyoncé wrote was extremely important to her to show people they can appreciate themselves just the way they are. ‘I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies,’ she explained. ‘That’s why I stripped away the wigs and hair extensions and used little makeup for this shoot.’
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@Beyonce, in her own words, gets real and raw about body acceptance, opening doors for the next generation of artists, her own family ancestry, and more in our September issue cover story. Tap the link in our bio to read the full piece. Photographed by @tylersphotos, fashion editor @tonnegood, Vogue, September 2018.
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com
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