Posing for the new May issue of British Vogue, Beyonce  discusses how she feels about feminism and her role as a wife and mother.

When asked if she considers herself a feminist, she replied: 'That word can be very extreme... But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.'

While Beyonce has achieved so many things many women haven't, she acknowledges the world still has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to equality.

She explained: 'I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.'

Since marrying Jay-Z in 2008 and becoming a first-time mother to daughter Blue in January 2012, Beyonce admits she feels like a different person.

She said: 'I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I've ever been.'

'It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, "OK, this is what you were born to do." The purpose of my body became completely different.'

She added: 'I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion - it has to be a balance.'