How Amy Schumer Is Empowering Women Through Fashion
Amy Schumer is on fire. This year, she’s won an Emmy for Inside Amy Schumer, written and starred in her own movie Trainwreck, hosted SNL, and came out with an HBO comedy special. Now, Amy is doing more than cracking us up and has moved into the realm of inspirational public figure. While we’ve seen Amy openly discuss her body—from proclaiming she’s 160 pounds and can hookup with men anytime she wants, to joking that her body looks like a lava lamp underneath her outfit. She’s even assured us that nobody’s perfect during her HBO special, lamenting, “No one is naturally thin, everyone is starving”.
Last week, Amy announced she was going to do more for women. During an interview with Maria Shriver on the Today Show, Schumer speaks openly about the body image pressures in Hollywood and how having a stylist has made her more confident. Amy mentions she struggled to maintain confidence as soon as she had to decide what to wear or go shopping for a performance. She even divulges, that she “sometimes…would want to throw in the towel and be like, ‘I’m not going to do stand-up tonight’” because of how clothes made her feel.
This all changed when Amy started working with Leesa Evans during Trainwreck. Schumer states simply, “Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good.” Amy decided that this gift should not be limited to stars with stylists on movie sets. Instead she said, “It was such a gift to be given to learn how to dress and to feel good about myself. And that’s the gift we want to give everyone.” This is where her recent partnership with Goodwill Southern California comes into play. Through this partnership, Amy Schumer hopes to educate and empower women through fashion. While logistics and details remain seemingly under wraps, if Amy’s past successes are any indication, this partnership should be quite lucrative for women.