Amber Rose has always been extremely vocal against slut shaming. She started her own SlutWalk and is now preparing for her own talk show, where she’ll have a larger platform to discuss the issue.
The self-proclaimed feminist recently opened up to TIME about why the issue is so personal for her.
“People judge the way I dress or they assume that I slept with all these men. So I just embrace it. I feel like so many girls go through that in the world that are not even famous and in high school, college, or just because they’re very comfortable in their sexuality that they’re just having random sex partners every day. That’s not the case sometimes and sometimes it is, but guess what? You can do whatever you want with your body.”
She added that just because she’s an advocate for embracing your sexuality doesn’t mean she doesn’t believe in safe sex.
“I’m a big advocate for safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness, I advocate for the LGBT community, and it’s really just about being who you are and not being apologetic about it. Being slut shamed for being who you are is just not fair. You should live your life to the fullest and do anything and everything that you want and not care about anyone’s opinion.”
YES! We couldn’t agree with Amber more — nobody should be berated just for being themselves. We’re proud that Amber will soon have a larger audience for her feminist views.