Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a powerhouse and she has landed herself on the forthcoming September issue of Harper’s Bazar. In the spread she dishes on everything from protecting her inner self from celebrity culture to reflecting on her currently life and how it was influenced by her up bringing.

Notable Quotes: “My mother has always been my Queen and still is. She has always been so strong and is filled with humanity. She worked 18 hours a day with calloused hands and swollen feet. No matter how tired she was, she was always professional, loving, and nurturing. I try to handle my work and run my company in the same way.”

Look for the September issue of Harper’s Bazar to land on newsstands in the coming days. For now, check out the full spread here.