Amy Schumer: Comedian Delivers Moving Speech About Self-Worth

Sun, May 4, 2014 4:24pm EDT by 2 Comments
Amy Schumer Moving Speech Ms Foundation

On May 1, comedian Amy Schumer opened up about her personal journey to stardom and encouraged every woman to accept herself for who she is. Amy’s thoughts on being confident are SO touching!

At the Gloria Awards and Gala hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women, Amy Schumer, 32, talked about her sometimes-rocky life path. The Inside Amy Schumer showrunner had a rough transition from being a confident and popular girl in high school to an unsure and self-doubting adult.

Amy Schumer’s Ms. Foundation Speech About Confidence & Self-Worth

Amy began her super-personal speech by opening up about losing her confidence as she transitioned from knowing exactly who she was as a teen to questioning everything she said as an adult.

“Right before I left for college, I was running my high school. Feel it. I knew where to park, I knew where to get the best chicken-cutlet sandwich, I knew which custodians had pot. People knew me. They liked me. I was an athlete and a good friend. I felt pretty, I felt funny, I felt sane. Then I got to college in Maryland. My school was voted number one … for the hottest freshman girls in Playboy that year. And not because of me. All of a sudden, being witty and charismatic didn’t mean shit. Day after day, I could feel the confidence drain from my body. I was not what these guys wanted.”

Amy Schumer: ‘Now I Feel Strong & Beautiful’

After diving fearlessly into personal details about a college hookup gone wrong — and how a man totally shook her confidence to the core — Amy explained that all the bumps in her life’s road ultimately led her to where she is today.

“Now I feel strong and beautiful. I walk proudly down the streets of Manhattan. The people I love, love me. I make the funniest people in the country laugh, and they are my friends. I am a great friend and an even better sister. I have fought my way through harsh criticism and death threats for speaking my mind.”

Amy later spoke out about haters. As strong as she is, Amy admits she still struggles sometimes.

“I can be reduced to that lost college freshman so quickly sometimes, I want to quit. Not performing, but being a woman altogether. I want to throw my hands in the air, after reading a mean Twitter comment, and say, “All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice.”

Amy ended her moving speech with, “I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I think you.” You can read Amy’s full speech at HERE.

Wow! We have so much respect for Amy after this speech. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Does Amy’s speech inspire you?

— Written by Megan R 

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