Let’s be honest here. Those of us not in the spotlight tend to assume that those who live in the land of voluminous hair and barely-there cellulite, otherwise known as Hollywood, are immune to body struggles.
But in reality, Hollywood is a continuous stream of criticism published across media platforms everywhere and if you don’t fit the prototype, you’re probably going stand out.
And that’s something Amy Schumer loves to jokes about. It’s a self-deprecating but “I’m totally owning who I am” humor that makes it easier to just be ourselves, something she seems to be an expert at. She recently revealed to InStyle that, with the help of her costume designer on the set of Trainwreck, she learned to love her body more by making clothes work for her rather than the other way around.
And shouldn’t that be a cardinal rule of fashion?
“She really introduced me to tailoring,” Schumer told InStyle magazine. “I didn’t know. I just thought, you buy it. If it doesn’t look right, [that’s] it. But she takes every outfit as just a suggestion, and then you make it for you. It was eye opening.”
Sometimes, we are so heavily focused on society’s cookie-cutter definition of “beautiful” that we fail to see the beauty in ourselves and all it takes is the right person to reinstate the universal truth that everybody is beautiful.
“I like stuff that shows my body,” Schumer continued. “I’m not a stick, but I feel very much like a woman, and I want to show that.”
There are so many things I love about Schumer, but above all, I adore the fact that she does not pretend to be something she is not. She is able to confidently admit that no, she is not a stick, but yes, she is a woman — and she is proud of that.