All the women who are independent…Throw your hands up!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Queen Bey. I mean who isn’t, right?! If you’re shaking your head right now, then this blog isn’t for you!

Seriously, I distinctly remember (despite the drink) as a 19 year old student, booty shaking my way around nightclubs to Independent Women, thinking, ‘yes, that’s me, I’m an independent-kinda girl, sure I have a student loan and don’t own a house (yet) but one day’ and low and behold it happened. And this independent woman found an independent feminist man to marry too.

Good times. Peter my very own Jay Z.

And Bey, she’s continued to inspire me since. From her kick-ass, empowering song lyrics to her awe-inspiring work mantra, dedication to motherhood and sheer raw talent, she’s my kind of role model.

She embodies modern feminism to a tee (literally), is one gifted gal, promotes wholesome values, is charitable, supports the LGBT community, advocated a healthy body image, and diversity and doesn’t take herself too seriously…Oh and MOST IMPORTANTLY, she’s mastered the hair flick to a T! Go Bey!



Oh and taking on her alter ego Sacha Fierce in shamanistic proportions makes me feel I can do the same be it handling my kids or speaking to audiences of hundreds. Thanks B!

…I often tweet Beyoncé quotes so thought it was high time to share her wisdom in more than just 140 characters. Respect where respect is due, right?!

Now go channel your inner Beyoncé and feel (Sasha) fierce.

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‘Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.’

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‘I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.’

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‘If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.’

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‘The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.’

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‘I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?’

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‘I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.’

I’d love to hear your favourite Queen Bey quotes in the comments!

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40 Responses

  1. Mim

    Ha ha this is so funny! Ahh bless Beyonce, she has a way with words 🙂 I loved her in Destiny’s Child – particularly Survivor! Mim x #brilliantblogposts

  2. Min

    These are amazing. I knew she had some fab songs, and that she’s just generally great, but I didn’t know all these great quotes!

  3. Elizabeth @Plant Based Bride

    This is awesome, Vicki! I love each and every quote. Beyonce really is an inspiration to so many – a clear example of how successful a woman can be. I really love her strength and her empowering message. Thanks for sharing this in #brillianblogposts this week!

  4. Coco Cana From MyTalesFromTheCrib

    These are really great. I love inspiring quotes and I’ve always been a fan too! I’m posting from #brillblogpost The post I linked up is listed below called: Why The Shame Of Postpartum/Postnatal Depression?

    Thanks for hosting! Congratulations on all of the success!

  5. Catie

    I love quotes. The modern day feminist one is definitely my fav. I totally agree that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be pigeonholed or labeled.

    • Honest Mum

      Oh you are sooo lucky to have seen her live, I’ve seen Madonna and MJ so determined to see her too, simply an amazing lady x

  6. Jennifer

    Great selection! I love that she is a role model for girls and women to achieve success on their own terms — there are too few of those around! #BrilliantBlogPosts

  7. Silly Mummy

    Have to admit I’m not a Beyonce fan and have never really paid much attention to her, but actually I like quite a few of these quotes – she talks sense! #brilliantblogposts

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks for this, she does speak sense and I love how strong and unapologetic she is, she’s clear about her goals and I really admire her xx

  8. Joanna @mumbalance

    I don’t really know much about Beyonce, but the quotes and what you say about her sound inspiring. We need more strong women in public life!

  9. Angela Milnes

    I used to dance to those songs and when my sister broke up with her loser boyfriend we listened to bey’s music over and over! I loved this post! Thanks for sharing!

  10. El

    Love her strength and independence! Thanks for sharing her quotes- I need a reminder every now and that I do not need to apologise for being who I am just the way I am

    • Honest Mum

      Exactly darling, that’s what I love-she’s ‘this is me, take it or leave it’-LOVE THAT and you are amazing so don’t forget it x


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