Grammy award winner, Beyoncé has shared how miscarriage taught her how to embrace pain and loss.
The singer and songwriter who has kids Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter and Rumi Carter with husband Jay-Z, revealed this when she took part in a candid Q&A with her beloved fans for her Elle cover story, released Monday.
In the “Ask Me Anything” interview, Bey was asked about awards, and if she was “disappointed” after losing out on awards for her album, Lemonade, as well as her concert film, Homecoming.
She said: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed,” Bey replied to the question. “Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift.”
“Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper,”
Beyonce continued. “I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards.”
The 38-year-old star added that being “number one” was no longer her “priority.”
“My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me,” Bey shared. “That’s fulfilling.”
Bey also opened up to her fans about balancing work and her personal life, which she said is the “most stressful thing” for her.
“Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging,” the Ivy Park co-founder said.
“Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
“Most women have been conditioned to ignore symptoms and just ‘tough it out’ and focus on taking care of everyone else before themselves. I am no longer one of those people.”
“After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on my health,” she continued.
“I have researched information on homeopathic medicines. I don’t just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important, and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation.