Solange Knowles Fronts Essence May 2014

Posted Tuesday April 1, 2014 3:13 PM GMT

Taking time away from the spotlight, Solange Knowles garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the May 2014 issue of Essence magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the Greg Lotus-shot spread, the 27-year-old singer/model revealed the best parts of being a woman.

"As women we have the choice of how we want to look and how we want to feel," Miss Knowles declared. "And that's the beauty of being a woman. We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide."

She then added, "We shouldn't be pigeonholed into any one category."

For more on Solange's interview, be sure to pay a visit to Essence!

Photo Credit: Greg Lotus for Essence