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Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is A Must-See Flick For Women's Empowerment That Stays Grounded

Even if you're not a Schumer fan, it's a must see.

Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is A Must-See Flick For Women's Empowerment That Stays Grounded

A couple months ago, right before summer started I went to see Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty."

I was absolutely in love with it (still am) because it reminded me a lot about myself and the personal growth I have been through. Schumer plays character Renee Bennett, a New Yorker who's insecurities have stopped her from reaching her full potential personally and professionally. While she works for her dream company, Lily LeClaire a beauty company, she is stuck with the IT guy in a basement instead of in the company's bright and shiny skyscraper headquarters.

The movie goes on as Bennett takes a hard fall in a cycling class, and when she awakes looking disheveled, but she looks in the mirror thinking she looks as beautiful as ever. Of course no actual physical transformation has occurred, besides the bruises and missing chunk of hair from the fall, but Bennett now views herself as a strong, empowered, drop dead gorgeous!

Bennett goes on to live her life to her fullest potential with this new found confidence advancing in her job, getting a boyfriend, and just truly living her best life. While I love everything about to plot of the movie and think it is truly inspiring for girls who sometimes lack confidence, I also think we don't need a fall at a spin class to make the realization happen.

Most of the time the biggest thing holding us back from success and personal growth is ourselves. Sometimes taking a step back and realizing we are amazing, strong, powerful, beautiful, intelligent humans helps us to be the best versions of ourselves. One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give anyone is to wake up every day with the intentions of living your best life and striving for personal growth.

Growing up like most people I had insecurities and doubts about myself ( still do sometimes), but once I started realizing that I need to wake up and live for myself and not to please anyone else, I was so much happier. I think everyone should wake up every day and look in the mirror and say "I am pretty", and actually believe the words. Walking around with the confidence Bennett has in the movie is something I aspire to have. The more confident you look the better you'll feel!

So if you haven't seen the movie, 11/10 recommend. You'll probably relate to it more than you think and might even make it your new mantra to wake up and be the best you, you can be (another 11/10 recommend).

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