If I could wave a magic wand, I would be a size 6 and still be able to eat cake every day.

The most beautiful girl in the room not only gets the guy, she lands the job, gets better service at a restaurant, rises through the social ranks before her friends. Doors open for the beautiful woman that may not for a female who is twice as smart but half as beautiful.

No one understood why I would wanna be behind the camera, not in front of the camera, and so no one took me seriously, and people said, 'Oh, well, this is just a hobby isn't it?' and I said, 'No, I really love this. I wanna make this my career,' and I did not have a lot of support at all for many years. People just kind of thought it was a joke.

There are women who are just extraordinary, who are smart and brilliant, sensual women in their 70s and even 80s!

You have a different experience as a woman walking through life; you just do.

I've wanted to interview Hillary Clinton since I was 15 years old.

I've never interviewed anyone where I set out to try to persuade them to reveal something. Instead, it's about creating a space that allows someone to be authentic without judgment on my part.

As a photographer, there are times when I have to decide if it's appropriate to invade a moment with my camera.

I've always known if anything killed me, it would be boys. From the time I was a teenager into my thirties, I loved only the ones who were bad news.

I could do a show with men; I'd love to do that, but it's women that I know and understand.

I had lived with abuse for many years, but the worst abuse has been at my own hands and the appalling situations I have tolerated.

I'm passionate about women's issues, and there are no outlets for that on TV, so I wanted to create one.

I was in so much emotional pain as a young girl that whatever distracted me from how I felt about myself was fine by me.

People know what authentic communication feels like, so having someone else handle your social media/commenting doesn't feel honest to me.

Sitting down with the insightful Gabourey Sidibe was a wonderful experience.

Glenda Bailey is a woman after my own heart who believes that climbing the career ladder can be overrated, to say the least. After all, why not just go for what you want now?

Men are hugely significant to me and to many of the women I interview.

Freedom is... not to be bound by my wounds. And to be able to eat cake every day.

I'm really interested in older women, to be honest, because they have lived a life that I've not yet lived. So I really want to learn from them, and I think culturally we tend to dispose of women once they get to a certain age and they don't look a certain way.

I try to make things that are not elitist.

Learning how to be persuasive has been really crucial to my life both professionally and personally.

Only when we are sick and tired of being sick and tired do any of us do something different.

Every episode of 'The Conversation' was created to be a platform for women, to connect women, and to allow women's voices to be heard as much as possible. That's why I launched that show on a television network and online simultaneously.

Whitney Cummings is a very dear friend of mine, and she is a huge advocate for women.

I went from being able to walk down the street and be ignored to having men whistle at me. I was an insecure young girl, and it felt good to have attention, even though it was inappropriate.

The fact is external feminine beauty is highly valued, and we are constantly given the message that a slamming body is the most valuable thing a woman can possess.

No one wants to be lectured at.

People reacted to how I looked, and that was certainly a power to have as a young girl, but not one that you really understand.

I was a workaholic, I had food issues, and I had body issues. I was in a lot of pain. My parents didn't recognise what was going on.

Spirituality is an anchor for me and guides me through life.

If I'm looking at life without a spiritual perspective, it's a lot more painful, a lot more confusing, and there's so much that I don't understand.

I believe women need to hear stories and see images that they can identify with, not media-fabricated ideals that even the 'role models' themselves can't live up to.

I've learnt that if you can't get rid of something, you have to find a way to live with it.

I go to the Korean spa when the kids go to bed. It's like I turn my brain off.

Being a young woman is difficult enough, but add to that the pressures of Hollywood's spotlight, and you have a lot to navigate.

As women, we're trying to be the best mothers and partners and have careers. We're trying to do so much. It's okay to say to other women, 'How do you do this?' Because I honestly don't know. The more we are honest, the more you realize we're all just trying to figure this out.

I hate small talk! I can't do it.

Some people would say having a feminist perspective is political, but I don't think it is. I think it's just having a female perspective.

I love all Goop products, but I'll always have the Revitalizing Day Moisturizer on my desk at work or in my handbag.

If there was anyone primed to raise their kids feminist, it was me. My parents treated me no differently from my brother. I was raised to believe I was capable of doing anything I set my mind to.

Jane Fonda was at the top of my list of women to meet and the only time I felt nervous about interviewing someone. She is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the honor of talking to.

Retouching is an incredible tool but can also create unrealistic expectations for women who don't understand that an image is not how the subject really looks. Even the subjects themselves can't live up to their retouched images.

I don't raise my daughter differently than her twin brother, to the point where she only wanted to wear his clothes - sweatpants, baggy T-shirts, and high-tops - for a year straight. She claims it's because she needs to be 'comfortable and functional,' and who can blame her? I would wear a tracksuit seven out of seven days if I could.

As a kid, I trained to be an Olympic gymnast. My schedule was rigorous. Four hours a day, Monday through Saturday, I was at the gym. My body was like a boy's, narrow hips, flat-chested, wide shoulders. When I was 12, I badly injured my ankle and was forced to stop training immediately.

I have met people on the subway who have told me the most profound stories, and I am convinced we all have something to teach each other if we just slow down long enough to hear the message.

When I look at a woman through my camera, I see her with complete admiration and appreciation of her beauty, strength, and power - and that's how I do my best to represent her.

If we remove all judgment and preconceived ideas of who a person is, the truth is, we are all blessed with the same emotions and desires.

Persuasiveness takes finesse; it takes an understanding of human psychology. And intention is everything.

I got sick of being famous. It is not a desirable 'job.'