Emily Ratajkowski's highly-anticipated book My Body will hit the shelves in just a matter of weeks. The supermodel's first publication is a "deeply honest investigation" about what it means to be a woman and a commodity in our society. And it looks like Emily is just the gift that keeps on giving: ahead of the release, she shared some inside scoops on the writing process. Here are all of the details.
The internet exploded in early October when a portion of My Body was leaked, revealing Emily's experience with harassment on the set of the controversial music video Blurred Lines. The 30-year-old didn't stay quiet on the frustrations of having her story about non-consensual behavior leaked without her consent. Ratajkowski vented about feeling out of control following the incident and has taken back the mic ever since.
During a recent Q&A sesh on Instagram, the mom-of-one got real about why she included the experience in her memoir and what it says about the "evolution" of her values. "I had a hard time writing that essay for a bunch of different reasons but ultimately I decided to include it in the book because my experience on the [Blurred Lines] set and how I talked about it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics," Emily wrote to fans
"Most of my jobs at that point kinda sucked - I was either shooting e-commerce for online stores where I felt like nothing more than a mannequin or I'd be in lingerie while some middle aged male photographers told me to pout," she continued. "BL was different. I was surrounded by women I liked and trusted."
Ratajkowski delved a little into the complexities of being on set that day: the contradicting feelings of empowerment mixed with the awful experience. "I had fun on set, being a sexy girl in a music video made me feel hot and cool and powerful. I told the world that the experience was empowering. In many ways it was," she explained. "You'll have to read the essay to fully understand the other sides to my experience."
You can bet we're running - not walking - to purchase our copy and read it all. And by that, we mean a 1-click buy situation online, duh. My Body officially releases on November 9th but is available now for pre-order.