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Five Reasons Why We’re Inspired By Amy Schumer

Written by: Zanita Whittington

Can we be wine buddies? Please Amy!

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I seriously can not get enough of Amy Schumer. The more I see of her, the more proud I am to be a woman and the more inspired I am to kick ass in my own life. Here’s 5 reasons why I’m totally obsessed with this woman!

She’s so freaking bad-ass.

This quote from her speech at the Gloria Awards: I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story — I will. I will speak and share and fuck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. I stand here and I am amazing, for you. Not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I thank you.

She’s totally unapologetic.

Amy is an oversharer, crossing the line and back again – why should guys get all the fun with the edgy comedy? Life can be crass. Women should be able to address all that’s foul, dirty and disgusting and make light and laugh about it. Amy says whatever she wants. Exhibit A: Her acceptance speech at the the Glamour Awards 2015..

She’s super honest.

Amy isn’t afraid to talk about taboo subjects like sex or abortion, breaking down the stigma and shame associated, freeing conversation. She stands up for these subjects through her hilarious comedy where people really tune in and take note. It’s the best kind of schooling!

She’s a feminist.

“I don’t try to be feminist. I just am. It’s innately inside me. I have no interest in trying to be the perfect feminist, but I do believe feminists are in good hands with me.” Schumer has always spoken up for feminism, going so far as to say that those who don’t support feminism are crazy: “Social and political equality for women. I think if you’re against that, you’re crazy. You’re a crazy person.” – Glamour Magazine

She’s a body role model.

Amy is an awesome example of how you don’t need to have a cookie-cutter physique to be known as a total babe and lady boss in the entertainment industry. She talks about her lack of body confidence and about finding it.  She’s out there talking about the body issues that we all go through – and how to handle them.

 

Hope you enjoyed all these reasons to love Amy! She might be controversial but she’s really out there standing up for a whole load of issues that are important to me and for women everywhere. She rocks.

 

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