Beyoncé Knowles (AP/Jordan Strauss)

Beyoncé explains life, fame and feminism in new short film

The star commemorated the first anniversary of releasing her surprise visual album with a reflective video

Jenny Kutner
December 12, 2014 10:08PM (UTC)

To commemorate the release of her self-titled surprise visual album last year, Beyoncé has produced an arty black-and-white short film called "Yours and Mine," full of her thoughts on life, love, fame and ... feminism! The star gives voice-over to spliced clips from several of the videos on "BEYONCÉ," elaborating on what being a feminist means to her over images from "***Flawless" -- the song that famously sampled Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's talk, "We Should All Be Feminists." Beyoncé explains her reticence to identify publicly as a feminist, which she eventually overcame:

I 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 with appreciating each other.

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

Watch the short film below:


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