For Allure’s August issue, the magazine tapped activist and model Emily Ratajkowski for an exclusive profile.
While walking around the Whitney museum in New York, Ratajkowski and the interviewer discussed everything from breasts (of course), modern art, and how feminism and sexuality intersect.
In the interview, Ratajkowski was as outspoken and opinionated as we’ve come to expect. Browse images of the accompanying photoshoot above, check out our favorite quotes from the profile below, then read it in full over at Allure.
On everyone’s obsession with her breasts and thinking American culture is “fucked”
“It really bothers me that people are so offended by breasts […] That’s when I realized how fucked our culture is […] When we see breasts, we don’t think of beauty and femininity. We think of vulgar, oversexualized images.”
On being both a model and an activist
“I want girls to see that you can be whatever you want. Be as specific as you want. You can like this thing and that thing, and you don’t have to feel like the world won’t understand you.”
On critiquing art
“I just really don’t believe in that. Whatever a person’s opinions are, they’re valid.”
On embracing her sexuality while being a feminist
“To me, any expression that is empowered and is your own as a woman is feminist. If a woman decides to dress sexy, it doesn’t mean she’s not a feminist. [We] should be doing things for ourselves. If that is the woman’s choice, and it makes her feel good, then that’s great. Good for her.”
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- Main & Featured Image: Allure