Amy Schumer is having a fabulous year, and she is using her newfound fame to talk about issues that matter to her. The comedienne sat down with Maria Shriver to discuss her thoughts on body image and how she wants to help women feel more confident in their own skin.
Schumer has teamed up with Goodwill Southern California to educate women about fashion and how it can be used to boost their own self-image.
"It's been a struggle for me my whole life, and especially just being in the entertainment industry," Schumer told Shriver. "I can't perform my best or be confident if I'm not sure, if I'm pulling at something [I'm wearing]. And sometimes I would just want to throw in the towel and be like, 'I'm not gonna go do standup tonight.'"
Schumer cites her meeting with "Trainwreck" stylist Leesa Evans as the moment when things started to change for her. Evans helped Schumer to find flattering outfits that made her feel happy and confident.
"Leesa had given me this gift of showing me how to dress and feel good," said Schumer. "She shopped for my sister also, and seeing my little sister wearing a little blazer and a shirt and looking just like a strong, beautiful woman, it was, to see this person I care the most about, being given those tools was really moving for me. And I just wanted to give it to every woman."