Emily Ratajkowski remembers being uncomfortable in her body as a pre-teen in San Diego, Calif.
But that same body — actually, one specific body part — is where her feminism comes from, the 27-year-old actress and model revealed on Wednesday’s episode of Busy Tonight.
“Honestly, it all started with bοοbs,” Ratajkowski told host Busy Philipps. “I developed very early and, you know, a lot of people were making me feel ashamed of my body. I had a very awesome mom — shoutout to all the awesome moms — and she was just, like, screw them. You don’t need to apologize for anything. Wear whatever you want, your body is your body.”
Ratajkowski has no trouble embracing her body today, as anyone who follows her on Instagram knows.
“I guess it kind of became my thing, and now I have this amazing platform,” Ratajkowski said. “Obviously, being a model and actress and being able to be like, ‘OK, yeah, I’ve got bοοbs, you might want to do things with them, but also sometimes they just make me feel good, and I want to feel myself. Sometimes you want to wear a sparkly dress and bring ’em out. It’s about choice. It’s about loving yourself and body positivity is important.”
Last month, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was arrested, along with Amy Schumer, her co-star from I Feel Pretty, during a protest of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, despite sexual assault allegations against him. They were two of the 293 people arrested that day. Each of them faced $50 fines.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
Ratajkowski also told Philipps how she became involved in the Washington, D.C., protest.
“I was flying back from Europe, and I got WiFi,” Ratajkowski said. “The first text I received was, ‘Hey, want to go get arrested with me on Thursday?’ And I said, ‘Actually, yes.’ And that was basically the only conversation we had about it.”
The Gone Girl actress took a train to the District, where she met up with Schumer.
“Listen, voting is awesome, but there are so many other things we can do all other days of the year. I think getting down to D.C. and seeing how everything works is so amazing. So it was fun.”
Read more from Yahoo Entertainment: