Garage magazine achieved great things with its Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Not only did the publication secure Beyoncé for its cover, but one lucky reporter got some in-depth, personal quotes from the Queen Bey. You're going to want to keep reading, because I've got a book recommendation from Beyoncé herself coming up.
Few female artists have the amount of creative freedom and control as Beyoncé. She keeps a short rein on her image. As People and The Guardian observe, she did not give an interview to accompany her appearance on the cover of Vogue last September.
Aside from a few brief comments after the Super Bowl, Garage is Beyoncé's first interview of the year. In it, she talks about her hero — her mother, naturally — and how having full control over her work has improved her life by allowing her "to focus on the things [she] want[s] to focus on," rather than "on someone else’s expectations of pressure."
So what does the badass boss want you to read? Here's the book recommendation Beyoncé gives her younger fans, via Garage:
I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Garage hits a newsstand near you on March 14.