Today marks Amber Rose's 32nd birthday, and there's no arguing that the outspoken star has had quite a year. From the launch of her own talk show to the her stint on Dancing With the Stars, this celeb has grown her brand into an undeniable empire.
But what may outlast any business venture taken on by the young entrepreneur are her memorable quotes. Yes, there's no question that Amber is the queen of clapbacks, but she's also become the queen of empowerment.
Constantly speaking up for women against sexual assault, slut-shaming and negative body image, this self-proclaimed feminist has made it her duty to remind women why we are beautiful, badass and an absolute boss.
So, in honor of Muva's special day, we thought we'd relieve a few of her best quotes. Join us, won't you?
2. On Putting a Stop to Slut-Shaming: "Well I started my SlutWalk because I was inspired by the women in Toronto who were told by a police officer, if they didn't dress so slutty, they wouldn't get sexually assaulted. That's bullshit. I, along with millions of women get slut shamed daily for doing things men get praised for. Women are sexual beings too and I just want equality for all," she told Missguided.
His co-host, Tyrese, echoed similar sentiments, telling Amber, "I'm just saying, the comfort-ability some people find in wanting to touch or grope you...it's an energy that is sent out there that creates that type of response."
Rose was quick to disagree, "No it doesn't, and I'm gonna tell you why. If I'm laying down with a man butt-naked and his condom is on, and I say, ‘You know what? No. I don't wanna do this. I changed my mind.' That means no. That means f—k no," she says. "It doesn't matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no."
4. On Embracing the Phrase "To Each His Own": Amber, who made amends with Kim Kardashian earlier this year, defended the E! star when celebs, like singer Pink, were quick to judge her nude selfie.
"Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that's none of ur business or anyone else's. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I'm all for it!" she wrote. "But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That's our problem! We're so quick to down each other instead of uplifting!"
"But if I did that, people would tell me I was disgusting. I run eight businesses, I'm the CEO of my own company, and still I'm called a stripper. It's so ridiculous. We've had the same life, [Channing] and I, and I'm dumbed down for it. It's not his fault—it's just society."
"People judge the way I dress or they assume that I slept with all these men. So I just embrace it. I feel like so many girls go through that in the world that are not even famous and in high school, college, or just because they're very comfortable in their sexuality that they're just having random sex partners every day. That's not the case sometimes and sometimes it is, but guess what? You can do whatever you want with your body. I'm a big advocate for safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness, I advocate for the LGBT community, and it's really just about being who you are and not being apologetic about it. Being slut shamed for being who you are is just not fair. You should live your life to the fullest and do anything and everything that you want and not care about anyone's opinion."
8. On Raising a Male Feminist: "I'm raising him to be a feminist," Rose told People of her young son, Sebastian. "When my son goes to school and his friend calls a girl a hoe, I want him to be the first person to say, ‘Man, that's not cool. You don't talk to women like that.'"
She concluded, "Having [Sebastian] was like, you know what, I have to be stronger than I ever have been in my whole life, for him. He needs to look at his mom as Superwoman."
9. On Loving the Skin You're In: In a recent interview with The Cut, Amber opened up about her body image and how she has embraced her figure.
"People have to realize that the supermodels we see represent 5 percent or 3 percent of the women in the world. It's not realistic. It's very realistic to have cellulite and saggy boobs—it's just a part of being human," she told the magazine.
"It's something I try to put out with my SlutWalk. There's no body-shaming. And it really is very difficult. When you see these images, you think I don't look like that. Embrace the skin that you are in. If you really do want to change, put your mind to it. Try to work out and eat better. I love cheeseburgers and tacos. Those are my two favorite things. I'll probably never have the perfect body and I'm okay with that. As a celebrity now, I embrace it and I embrace my curves. I have a platform to help other women embrace it as well."