Beyonce selected a 23 year old African American Photographer, the first in Vogue history for the shoot. She had editorial control of the entire content.
She discussed forgiveness, pregnancy, body acceptance and the slave owner in her family history.
In her own words, Beyonce bared it all. She said
I’m in a place of gratitude right now.
I am accepting of who I am. I will continue to explore every inch of my soul and every part of my artistry.
I want to learn more, teach more, and live in full.
I’ve worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me.