Amber Rose Explains Who Inspired Her in Becoming a Feminist Pioneer

In honor of Women's History Month, Amber tells us which role models influenced her while growing up.

It’s hard to think someone who marches to the beat of their own drum as much as Bad Bitch Amber Rose would have such strong influences.

The outspoken yet down-to-earth celeb created major strides in female empowerment with her first annual Slut Walk last October, alone. She’s publicly knocked down and forgave haters, accepts and embraces her past as a stripper and has given a voice to hundreds of girls who’ve been afraid to speak.

It’s clear Amber is making history, and if her name isn’t in textbooks on feminism, it will be soon. Believe it or not, though, there are females who came before Amber who completely inspired her when she was growing up. Pioneers creating more pioneers; what’s a better way to honor Women’s History Month than that?

We asked Amber about her role models growing up, and you can most definitely relate:

Grace Jones; her level of confidence stood out so much to me growing up. Madonna, for sure. [She was] unapologetic and really doing whatever she wanted. Especially during the eighties and early nineties, somethings she did were really niched at that time. And she pushed the limit and she just didn’t care. She’s a true pioneer of feminism and she’s someone to look up to.”

Influential feminists will one day say Amber was their role model. If they aren’t already.

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