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Just when I thought I was sick of Beyonce (she’s been everywhere even more than usual), she puts out another one of her “mini art features” and says some powerful things. In the fourth installment of “Self-Titled”, the singer gets a little more personal, talking about putting together a very not child-friendly album just after giving birth. She also talks about her struggle with losing the baby weight (she lost 65 pounds after having Blue Ivy. Damn!) and remembering that even while she’s a mother, she’s a woman, too.

This clip helps support the “Beyonce is a feminist” cause, because she says what a lot of people don’t–that you don’t stop having dreams or sexual desire after having a child. That’s a pretty feminist message. Check out the rest of the clip below and let us know what you think.

On working on her album right after giving birth:

“I was breastfeeding, cornrows in my hair. Because I was spending so much time being a mother, I would take a few hours out of the day and record. In real life, I was this woman, this mother, trying to get my focus and my dreams and myself back. Recording this album was such an outlet for me to kind of escape and create whatever world and fantasy that definitely at the time was not happening [laughs].”

On getting her body back–and wanting to show it off:

“I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body. I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body [laughs]! I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back. I know finding my sensuality, getting back into my body, being proud of growing up, it was important to me that I expressed that in this music because I know that there are so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth.

You can have your child and you can still have fun and still be s*xy and still have dreams and still live for yourself. I don’t, at all, have any shame about being sexual. And I’m not embarrassed about it and I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do feel that sexuality is a power that we all have.”

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