I must admit, I have a total talent crush on comedienne Amy
Schumer. Not only is she funny and fearless, but she’s also unflinchingly confident and
unapologetic. Basically, she’s every
girl’s hero. She definitely is mine.
And though Amy isn’t a mom herself, I can’t help but think
that despite her potty mouth and self-proclaimed life as a lush, she’d make a
pretty good mom. In fact, every girl could learn a thing or two about life from
Amy. So if she were my daughter’s mom, here are a few things I think my kid could
learn from Amy. And yes, I’m taking notes.
Schumer has a normal body with normal
curves. That means sometimes internet trolls can be unkind and vocal, but Amy’s
quick to shut them down and she’s leading the charge for other females to do the
same. She even posted a perfectly normal
photo of herself in a swimsuit on her own Instagram and said, “This is how I look. I feel
happy. I think I look strong and healthy ... ”
The comedienne recently called out Girls' Life Magazine for its cover,
which boasted headlines like “Your Dream Hair” and “Fall Fashion You’ll Love”
while the same month’s Boys' Life Magazine cover encouraged boys to explore
When a heckler at one of Amy's shows screamed, 'Show me your tits!' Amy showed him the door.
Schumer doesn’t apologize for anything, from her size to her potty mouth. It’s a
good thing because both have gotten her to where she is today.
When Amy was new to the
standup scene, she bombed night after night on tour. She lost confidence but finally got it back
by telling an unamused crowd, “You guys are wrong. That was funny!” Her comment broke the ice. Her courage gave
her the moxie to keep going.
6. My Daughter Would Probably Learn
a Lot of Curse Words.
OK, so if
Schumer were my daughter’s mom, my kid might have an extended vocabulary of
curse words and dick jokes. But she’d also have confidence and a killer sense
of humor, so who really cares?
Schumer’s sister Kim Caramele is often on
tour with Amy and is Amy’s closest confidant, while Amy’s half-brother Jason Stein is
often featured on her Instagram. Schumer keeps her siblings close, even if that
means taking them on the road with her. Nice!
8. You Don’t Have to Be
Stick Thin to Be Confident!
Schumer’s been criticized for her weight (for the record, she’s a size
6!), but she’s proud of her bod.
Accepting her Glamour Trailblazer Award in 2015, Schumer said, "I'm probably, like, 160 pounds right now,
and I can catch a d**k whenever I want. Like, that's the truth. It's not a