As E! reality star Kim Kardashian is recognized for more of her achievements – last month she made number 42 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list – we are able to see the many sides of her and where she stands on key issues.
The business mogul got candid during the BlogHer 16 conference in Los Angeles on Friday, serving as the keynote speaker. Through her dialogue with BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows Media’s Chief Community Officer Elisa Camahort Page, Kardashian revealed the answers to the questions many of us would like to know. She spoke about her status as a feminist, how she responds to negative attention and her increased passion for social justice issues.
Kim has several hopes for her children. That is for them to be outspoken, to follow their truths and for them to always see that no one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. “As long as you surround yourself with your family and your friends and you try not to make the same mistake twice… I usually don’t make the same mistake twice,” said Kim.
To clear rumors that giving birth to Saint was a publicity stunt, she adds, “So truly, I was not posting about my son because I wanted him to be able to go to the park every single day like a normal human being and nobody knows who he is… He’s eight months old now, and people thought he didn’t exist. People thought I had a whole fake baby and I made this whole thing up because I wasn’t posting about it. And to me, that’s so ridiculous.”
Because Kim is very open with her body, it is believed that she is a feminist. “I don’t think that I am [a feminist]. I don’t like labels. I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident. I am so supportive of women. I love nothing more than when I’m with all my friends and I love to support women but I’m not a ‘free the nipple-type” of girl. If you’re not comfortable with that, don’t do it! I’m not about the labels. Just be you and be confident in you.”
Kanye’s also talked about the hate she receives when she posts nudes. She used to let the comments bother her, but now she has matured and realizes she has no time to focus on negativity.
“I think as you get older you just mature…. I have my family. I have my kids. I don’t need to sit at home and I don’t really have the extra time to look at comments. I know that the hate is out there,” she said.
Kim may not care about the hate, but one thing that she supports is the issue surrounding gun control.
“I am just terrified of everything. I am so paranoid, so afraid… It’s such high anxiety. I’ve never had it but there’s something when you have two kids, you just, I don’t know. So yes, I’ve definitely become more aware. I’ve definitely spoken out more as far as definitely gun control. I just want to be super protective of my kids so I have felt that need.”
Great dialogue from Kim! We love when she’s honest and open.
Written by: Taylor Bennett