Schumer’s Revelations on Style Confidence Have Changed Her Life
Amy Schumer has made it clear, through both her comedy and public interviews, that she has something to say about the role women play in society. If you’ve watched any the clips from her sketch show on Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer, her prerogative on dealing with contemporary feminist issues is clear (and hilarious), and people couldn’t be happier that this year’s ‘it girl’ is on the inside of pop culture and in a position to champion these important questions, call pop-culture out on its sexist sh*t, and overall make a major difference for women.
This year has a been a massive for the comedienne: she just won an Emmy for her sketch show; her film Trainwreck saw massive numbers at the box office; she nailed hosting SNL for the first time last week; and continues to tour her standup. But most recently, Amy took some time off of her regular schedule to host a Style Empowerment Workshop, in collaboration with Goodwill. THIS is why we love Amy.
The comedienne discussed at length her own struggles with body image, and how she’s brought the topic into her comedy. But as her career has skyrocketed, one of the lessons that helped Schumer to boost her self-image exponentially was her ability to dress confidently.
“It’s an emotional thing,” Schumer admitted during an interview with Today. “It’s been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry. Standing on a stage in front of people, I can’t perform my best or be confident if I’m not sure — if I’m pulling at something [I’m wearing]. And sometimes I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not gonna go do standup tonight.'”
On the set of Trainwreck Schumer was introduced to stylist Leesa Evans, who ended up taking Schumer under her wing to show her what a difference her style choices could have on her level of confidence. She even helped to style for Schumer’s younger sister.
“My sister and I, we both have always dressed badly,” Schumer explains. “Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good. And she didn’t have to do this, she just did. She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman, it was … to see this person I care the most about being given those tools was really moving for me.”
After realizing what a revelation personal style can be for a woman’s confidence, Schumer decided to team up with Goodwill of Southern California to help other educate other women on the topic, while at the same time debunking some of the rumors surrounding beauty in the entertainment industry and Hollywood.
“I’m coming out like, ‘OK, here’s what’s going on: No one’s just naturally thin. Everyone’s starving,” Schumer said.
Now that she’s reached über fame, Amy is proving she plans on using her position and voice to make changes – and we couldn’t be happier.
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