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Amy Schumer Talks Self-Esteem And Her Best Advice For Young Women

05/21/2013 01:12 pm ET
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It's not often that you get to be in a room with one of your favorite funny women, but last night it happened. During the after-party for Glamour's "These Girls" event in New York City, we had a chance to catch up with comedian Amy Schumer.

Schumer, who earlier opened up about her struggles with body image and self-esteem, offered up some insight as to why people feel the need to cut women down based on their looks.

"The second you insult a woman's appearance, you're taking away all her power. So you just feel threatened by what she has to say or who she is, and that's all that's left," she said. "It's all about fear, and I don't see people getting any less afraid any soon."

She also suggested that women aim to find worth in themselves separate from outside affirmation. She said:

Get your self-image from your relationships with the people who know you. No matter what's going on, I know I'm a really great sister, I'm a great friend and that's who I am. And I can feel beautiful and sexy without it all being about feedback.

People get mad at confidence and they wanna knock it down. And you need to know that's gonna happen and just hold onto it. I have moments all the time when I don't feel good about myself and I don't feel comfortable in my own skin, but I always find my way back.

Wise words, Amy. Wise words.

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