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Beyonce Knowles beats journalism with her vacation diary for Essence

by | 28th, May 2012

SIGNS that journalism is dying: Beyonce Knowles has won an award for her writing. The New York Association of Black Journalists has given Beyonce a prize for a ‘What I Did on My Holidays’ article she wrote for Essence magazine.

The article, for those of you who missed it, can be read here. The highlights of Beyonce’s award-winning nine-month holiday are:

“…Here Beyoncé shares her journey with ESSENCE readers exclusively.Whenever I work with ESSENCE, it feels like home. The collaboration is always smooth and the concept of the rodeo took me…”

“…I’m drawn to the ocean. Whether it’s jumping from a yacht…”

“…All over Italy the streets smell like gelato…”

“…I was in the middle of performing “Irreplaceable,” and as the audience started singing, “to the left, to the left,” there was a woman sitting on top of a man’s shoulders in her full, traditional burka. Only her eyes and hands were visible. She was waving her hands to the left, to the left, and singing every word — which I could see because the veil around her mouth was moving…”

“…I discovered I love artichokes…”

“…Anyone can plan a staycation, just make the decision to take time for yourself and explore. Eat alone at your favorite restaurant or the one you’ve always wanted to try. Go to a day spa instead of getting the quick mani-pedi. Grab a friend and visit the closest winery. I’m grateful for the time I gave myself to breathe…”

A gong awaits. The rest of you hacks can get back to wondering if paid content will ever make a comeback…



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