Beyonce has received many award in her lifetime, but never for a piece of writing in a publication!
The singer is set to win an award from the New York Association of Black Journalists on May 15 for her cover story in Essence magazine, Eat, Pray, Love. In July 2011, this piece was published and chronicled her year out of the spotlight. Throughout her time off she spent time with family and traveled the globe.
“I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile.”
Essence entertainment director Cori Murray told The NY Daily News:
“She’s a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison.”