Stephanie Shepherd is not down with stereotypes.
“Women are so multifaceted,” Shepherd told In The Know during the 2020 MAKERS Conference. “It’s unfortunate that society tends to put people into specific categories: ‘If you’re into this, you can’t be this.'”
She added, “And I don’t believe that at all.”
Shepherd has consistently refused to be put in a box, as evidenced by her own social media presence, where she boasts a remarkable following of 1.5 million people. Although she first entered the limelight as a member of the Kardashian circle — she was Kim’s personal assistant and eventually became COO of Kardashian West Brands — Shepherd has since made a name for herself that blends her interests in both beauty and environmentalism.
“It’s cool to care,” Shepherd said. “I want young girls to know you can go to Fashion Week, you can love your outfits and you love to shop and you love beauty and you love to play with makeup — and you can also know the platforms of every Democratic candidate that’s running.”
As the co-founder of Future Earth, Shepherd devotes much of her time to environmental activism, from fundraising to on-the-ground work
“I do want to be a good role model,” she said, reflecting on her status as a person in the public eye. “But at the same time, I’m just a human.”
Watch more with Shepherd in the video above.
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