We women are always so hard on ourselves, staring in mirrors over and over again, picking at our flaws. We loathe dressing room lighting and the way other women always look during makeup tutorials.
Every day, we feel pressure to look perfect, while never even feeling close.
But if there's one person that is helping change that, it's Amy Schumer. Her recent movie, "I Feel Pretty," is the perfect example of why we should all give less f*cks and just live our lives.
Here are some reasons we all need to live more like Amy Schumer.
1. She is unapologetically herself.
Amy Schumer is exactly herself, and she's not afraid of it. Not only does she embrace her body, but she holds her own opinions without fear.
2. She isn't trying to be perfect.
Perfection is unachievable and completely relative. Amy always finds a way of saying, "This is who I am, so deal with it." And that is my absolute favorite thing about her!
3. She understands that "pretty" girls can have self-esteem issues too.
This was something I loved about her movie "I Feel Pretty."
It touched on the assumption that women who are fit and gorgeous aren't intelligent. It also touched on the idea that they can't be broken up with.
But trust me, "gorgeous" people are real people with real feelings. Every girl has battled self-esteem issues at some point, no matter she looks like.
4. She isn't stick thin, but she has still shown her body on TV.
This is one of the realest things about Amy, and I am 100 percent here for it!
As a curvy girl with hips and thick thighs, I fully appreciate seeing someone who looks like me in her underwear on television. Being thick, curvy or chubby should not be so shunned in Hollywood. It's REAL.
5. She has her own opinions.
Being a comedian definitely gives Amy a leg up when it comes to being honest and real, but let me just say that we could all follow that example. We are who we are. Don't run from it!
6. She is confident.
Confidence can go a long way, and it's something that can draw other people to you. My favorite part of "I Feel Pretty" was the fact that everyone around Amy's character loved her because she believed in herself.
Ladies, let's all believe in ourselves!
7. She isn't preoccupied with following a timeline.
Sure, marriage and kids are awesome. But is that all there is to live for? Is life determined by what age you do those things?
The answer is NO. And it is perfectly acceptable to live your life without putting a timer on it.
8. She doesn't care to make men uncomfortable.
Calling men out on their bullshit is actually kind of hard. It's easier to keep quiet and not ruffle any feathers, but that's exactly how men get away with everything.
Amy keeps things 100 percent real with them, and that's exactly what I'm going to try to do from now on.
9. She doesn't sex-shame.
As women, can we all just agree that we do like sex? Why is it only OK for men to feel this way?
Shaming one another gets us nowhere. I love that Amy doesn't hide this side of herself and is honest about sleeping with people. Sex shouldn't be a "dirty word."
So, it's OK for men to hook up but not women? I think that you should do whatever you want with whomever you want. It's your life.
10. She is beautiful.
Ladies, we are all beautiful. Let's stop pretending we're not.
Each and every one of us is beautiful in our own way. Whether we are skinny or fat, pale or dark, have long hair or no hair, we are beautiful! So, stop feeling so insecure. Stop doubting yourself. OWN IT! You. Are. Beautiful.
Just like the rest of us, Amy isn't perfect. But I sure do appreciate the message she has been sending.
Insecurity will eat you alive if you let it. Stop comparing yourself to girls in magazines and just be you. You don't need to be better. You just need to be confident. You've got this!
11. She is hilarious.
Life is messy, so why not embrace it? Instead of trying to make it perfect, let's just agree that things are ridiculous and relax. Being able to laugh at ourselves is key to making it through rough moments. So give yourself a break. Laugh. It's OK.
Amy, you've set the stage. Now it's time for all of us to take the lead.