On being super smart and viewing her Instagram as a magazine:
I think of my Instagram as a magazine..It’s a sexy feminist magazine. But I am not going to shout from the rooftops that I am smart on a visual platform.
On being empowered by her sexuality:
I think that the whole idea that because the body I was given might play into some patriarchal idea, I should be ashamed of it or be covering it up is ridiculous. I find empowerment in celebrating and sharing my sexuality. I think my body is beautiful and a lot of different bodies are beautiful. There are a lot of older white men at the top who still don’t understand that just because you’ve seen a woman’s body, you can also take her seriously.
… says Emily in Paper Magazine.