While the 34-year-old diva
does appear flawless channeling Flashdance
in her ELLE
photo spread, she says she's not focused on looking perfect.
"It's really about changing the conversation. It's not about perfection. It's about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them," Beyonce explains. "Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health -- take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself."