Amber Rose as a feminist? Can you see it? She said she didn’t know what it was, but she’s been it all her life. And Twitter and Instagram shamers have made her a monster.
Life has an interesting way of tossing detours in your journey. For some, it works out in their favors. For others, it sends them down a long, dark road alone.
As for Amber Rose, she actually wanted to be more “professionally.” Though she’s a celebrity, as a kid, she had dreams of being a scientist, as she told Cosmopolitan in an interview.
“As a kid, she nursed that age-old girlhood dream of becoming a marine biologist, but, as she puts it, laughing, ‘life took me in a different way.'”
The “different way” she speaks about is her stripper occupation as a latter teen. In hindsight, Amber quotes as follows.
“I was very, very young. I did it and I was like, ‘Oh, h*** no, I cannot do this.’ I was a kid. I think I was still a virgin at the time. Being onstage with my boobs out, it was like, ‘Oh my god, this is not for me’.”
However, she became comfortable with the dancing occupation, and she continued until she was 25-year-old. By then, of course, her perspective had changed.
“That was the best time of my life! Oh my god, I had so much fun. I really did. All the girls were really cool. The guys weren’t allowed to touch you. I was never sexually assaulted or [anything]. I was young, beautiful… onstage… wasn’t really ashamed of my body. I made lifelong friends.”
Yet, that’s followed her into her current stressful situations. If you’ve noticed her pictures, Amber Rose is still unashamed to show off her body. However, the backlash has helped to make her into a stronger woman — more specifically, a stronger feminist.
“I was always about girl power, but I didn’t quite get it because I did always feel like I had to be completely submissive to a man. I was always very unhappy doing that.
“I think I needed time to grow up. You get to a certain point in your life where you really find out who you are, and sometimes that happens when you’re 25, but for me, it was 31.
“I didn’t quite know that before. I guess social media did help create the feminist monster that I’ve become.”
Several people shame Amber daily. It’s something she overcomes frequently, while people can lack knowledge about things she’s dealt with in the past or that which she encounters all the time.
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