Ashley Graham is not only a model, mentor to many curvy woman out there, and the face of countless brands—she is also a woman just sharing her opinion, changing the body positive conversation that still has not been fully embraced.
The genius of Ashley is that she recognizes the need to make talking about body positivity and being a woman being part of every conversation. We saw that during her hosting duties at the Miss USA show, and even in a small dose over the weekend when she shared this picture on Instagram with the caption “A little cellulite never hurt nobody.. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called ‘ugly’. #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize”
And while to some this may just be a post on social media, seeing the same person who is on billboards, starring in campaigns looking flawless also be the same person who is riding a bike in a dress and sneakers like most of us during the summer is what makes her relatability both inspiring and encouraging to be comfortable in your own skin. And the only way body positivity is going to happen on every level of humanity, is to continue to see images like this of models with no retouching or airbrushing, shunning body ideals one caption at a time.