Along with being a mother, singer-songwriter and entertainer, Beyoncé will soon be able to add award-winning journalist to her list of accomplishments. Knowles, 30, is being recognized by the New York Association of Black Journalists for an Essence magazine article on her 2010 hiatus from music. The article, titled “Eat, Pray, Love” documented her break from the music business as she spent quality time with her husband and went sightseeing with her nephew.
“I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me,” she penned in the piece. “This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do,” she added. “Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband [Jay-Z].”
According to Cori Murray, Essence‘s entertainment editor, Bey’s upcoming award is well deserved. “She’s a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison,” he told The New York Daily News.
Bey will receive her award May 15. –danielle canada