‘I know what works for my body’

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Amber Rose on body positivity, feminism and teaching her boys not to slut-shame

“Amber Rose is on a mission to empower women to embrace their bodily autonomy and sexual freedom after facing years of public scrutiny for doing so herself. The model, activist and singer first emerged in the public eye when she appeared as a leading lady in music videos and entered into a relationship with rapper Kanye West. Despite the name that she’s made for herself by being an outspoken advocate for women and promoting feminism through liberation, Rose has found herself continually linked to the intimate relationships she’s had with public figures including Wiz Khalifa , Machine Gun Kelly and 21 Savage.” “I don’t feel bad about anything. So if that makes me a hoe, I’m OK with that,” she tells Yahoo Life in response to the criticism she’s faced over the decisions that she makes with her body. “It’s like, ‘Amber’s promoting promiscuity to little girls.’ All these crazy narratives. It’s almost insane. That’s not what I promote. I promote grown women owning their bodies, dancing, laughing, dating, dressing with no shame. If people are not smart enough to do their research about me, that’s not my problem.”Pushing back against the standards placed on women is something that Rose has felt called to do since she was a young girl. She recalls her sexuality being used against her as bullies end-shamed her in school. Although it didn’t have an impact on the way that she thought about her body, Rose says it fueled her life’s mission.”

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