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Beyoncé Releases Retrospective Short Film, “Yours and Mine” and Talks Marriage, Valuing Yourself and Her Empathy For African-American Men in Today’s Society

Entertainment & Celebrities / December 13, 2014

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her self-titled visual album, “Beyoncé,” the star releases a very retrospective short film titled, “Yours and Mine.”  She gives an uncut, thought-provoking and raw look into who she is as a celebrity, a wife and a mother.

Beyoncé gives a revealing look into what her life is really like as a public figure and how she wishes that she could just be anonymous and do the simple things in life, like everyone else.  In this nearly 12 minute short film, Beyoncé reflects on her life, being a people pleaser and lessons learned from her mother.

Here are a few of my key takeaways of her video, which you can watch below.

On Being Famous:

“When your famous, no one looks at you like your human anymore.  You become the property of the public.  There’s nothing real about it.” 

Lessons Learned From Her Mother:

“My mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim. Never make excuses. Never expect anyone else to provide for me things I know I can provide for myself.”

Beyonce Releases Retrospective Short Film, "Yours and Mine" and Talks Marriage, Valuing Yourself and Her Empathy For African American Men in Today's Society

On valuing yourself:

“We do not value ourselves enough, especially young people, don’t really appreciate how brilliant our bodies are.  I’ve always been very, very specific and very choosey…very choosey [laughs] about what I do with my body and who I want to share that with.”

On Marriage:

“People feel like the loose something when they get married, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  There’s nothing more exciting about having a witness to your life.” 

Beyonce Releases Retrospective Short Film, "Yours and Mine" and Talks Marriage, Valuing Yourself and Her Empathy For African American Men in Todays Society

On Being a Feminist:

“I have always considered myself  a feminist, although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it.  When honestly, it’s very simple, it’s just a person that believes in equality for men and women.  Men and women balance each other out and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable appreciating each other.”  

On African-American Men and Society:

“I have a lot of empathy for men and the pressures that they go through and the cultures that have been created, especially African-American men.”

On Relationships:

“You know, everyone is not good at everything.  You know it’s okay to depend on someone.  It’s actually what we’re supposed to do…we’re supposed to depend on each other and when you find the person that you trust and you love and you feel is going to respect you and take all of the shit you have and turn it around and bring out the best in you…it feeds you.  It is THE most powerful thing that you can ever feel in your life.”

Beyonce Releases Retrospective Short Film, "Yours and Mine" and Talks Marriage, Valuing Yourself and Her Empathy For African American Men in Todays Society

On Making Yourself Happy:

“Happiness comes from you.  No one else can make you happy.  You make you happy and one thing that’s for sure is that the love I have for music, my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life.”

 

Last week, Beyoncé became the most nominated female artist in Grammy history, with 48 all-time nominations. She recently released the Platinum Edition of her 2013 LP, BEYONCÉ, with an additional six tracks and accompanying DVD.

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Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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