Gwyneth Paltrow is unbothered by her critics, and she’s not afraid to say so. The “Contagion” actress spoke with Town & Country magazine about the matter.

“The people who are triggered by me—‘I don’t like her because she is pretty and she has money’—it’s because they haven’t given themselves permission to be exactly who they are,” she told the outlet.

In 2008, Paltrow launched her wellness and lifestyle brand Goop, which started out as “a homespun weekly newsletter.” The company has since grown to a full-blown website that includes merchandise for sale, travel content, beauty advice and more.

"[Goop allows fans to] ask whatever question they want, to live their lives exactly the way they want to live them, to be empowered to have difficult conversations and to be direct,” Paltrow said before connecting it to the criticism she receives. “It doesn’t mean anything to me, because it’s not about me. It’s about what I represent, and that’s about you.”

The project is her way of fulfilling her idea of life’s purpose.

“I really believe that being alive is just a process of—if you’re not wasting your [expletive] life—figuring out how you can impact the world positively,” she explained. “You can choose to engage in your life and participate in it, or you can back out and criticize everybody else in your arena.”

It’s clear that the star, who was previously engaged to Brad Pitt, refuses to be boxed in. As Town & Country points out, she may be a poster child for contradictions. For example, she appeared in the Netflix series “The Politician,” which her husband Brad Falchuk co-produces, after announcing she would never act again. Furthermore, she entertains the idea of smoking again despite her wellness and health branding.

“In this society, we like our women in one digestible way that we understand, but if you try to be something else, we don’t like it." Paltrow added. “Why can’t I get acupuncture and read a scientific paper? I can be intellectual, I can be sexual, I can be maternal, I can be all of these things.”

To assist in the coronavirus crisis, Goop is donating 25% of proceeds from Goopglow 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum and a G Label outfit sold on her site to The Frontline Responders Fund Donation.

“I find that the best way to metabolize the fear that many of us feel during this time is through generosity," Paltrow told us. "There are numerous people risking their lives to ensure that we’re lucky enough to shelter in place, and they need us.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow is pictured on Nov. 15, 2018 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dior