"Unstoppable" is the perfect adjective to describe Amy Schumer's career at the moment. With a big win at last weekend's Emmys and an estimated $8 million book deal in the works, the funny lady is finally receiving the recognition she deserves. The huge success of Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer may be what thrust her into the mainstream spotlight, but honestly, I'm not sure why it took everyone so long to notice her comedic prowess. While there are many reasons Schumer is fantastic, here's a major one: She's a body-positive role model. Proving this point, Schumer snapped a photo with a "Best Body" trophy and added an incredible caption to go with it. She wrote, "There are so many foods I want to thank." YES! I'm sure pizza, ice cream, and all the other amazing foods out there were grateful for the shout-out.
Perhaps to point out the absurdity that such a trophy exists in the first place, Schumer shared the image with her 1.5 million Instagram followers. She's feigning shock and excitement in the photo, but honestly, she really does deserve this pseudo-award. No, no, no, not because it encourages a ranking system of people's appearances. Instead, I'd argue that every body is a "best body." With this picture, Schumer reminds us that food isn't the enemy, and that we should love the skin we're in. (Just ask Chrissy Teigen, who made an equally awesome proclamation recently.) The comedian celebrating her love of food is something we can all embrace — instead of ever feeling guilty for choosing fries over a salad.
While Schumer may be joking around, this trophy is even better than her recent Emmy win, because it conveys an empowering message. Our bodies are something that should be celebrated, never shamed. Here are a few other times Amy Schumer reminded us of that very point.
Behind The Scenes At The Emmys
Before the biggest award show in television, most celebrities are probably stressing out over what to wear. Not Amy —she played it cool with hilarious Instagram posts. She gave us an inside look at what it's really like to prep for such a big event.
She even went as far as to show what it looked like getting her makeup done. No wonder she gave an acceptance speech shout-out to the girl responsible for her smokey eye!
The "Girl, You Don't Need Makeup" Music Video
It seems impossible to choose a favorite sketch from Inside Amy Schumer , but this one is definitely up there. Mocking the mixed messages society sends about female appearance, she combines the frequent assertion that guys like when a girl looks "natural" with the constant pressure to try out new beauty products. The powerful statement behind this faux boy band video is everything.
Glamour's U.K. Women Of The Year Awards
In quite possibly the most awesomely honest acceptance speech, Amy said this at this year's Glamour WOTY Awards:
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 problem. I'm not going to apologize for who I am, and I'm going to actually love the skin that I'm in. And I'm not going to be striving for some other version of myself.
Preach! There's no reason she should apologize for who she is.
Thanks Amy Schumer for reminding us to not only love the skin we're in, but also to eat whatever we want. Fake trophy or not, that Best Body award is well-deserved.