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Comedian Amy Schumer is known for goofy, outrageous pranks – like falling on the red carpet at Time 100 in front of “KimYe” and then bowing at their feet (a story that practically crashed the internet). One thing I particularly love about her is her ability to push the envelope, and just plain tells it like it is, whether it rubs you the wrong way or not.
Most recently, she’s been all over the media after choosing to pose almost nude for Pirelli’s 43 anniversary calendar. For decades, the Italian tire brand has turned to exotic models in exotic locations, and shook things up recognizing 13 women “of outstanding professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment.”
Schumer’s black & white photo, in which she’s sitting perched on a stool in just her panties sparked a firestorm reaction. When asked about it, she said, “I’ve never felt more beautiful or more like myself.” What an incredible role model and inspiration! It’s no secret that we live in a world where women have often been taught that you have to look like a Victoria Secret model to be sexy or beautiful. Here is someone who’s challenging this, and teaching other women to love yourself with all of your imperfections.
If anyone can relate to this attitude it’s our Pure Romance Consultants. Our business is made up of empowered women who are out there teaching others how to love themselves so they can focus on communication and true intimacy in their relationships. To our Consultants and all those reading this, I encourage you to voice your support for Schumer and others who are putting their foot down when it comes to body shaming. We are used to calling out the pink elephant in the room regarding sexuality and sexual health, and self-love and acceptance of our bodies is a huge part of that. Kudos to Schumer and all of you out there that continue to uphold other women and push for self-love!