Preach girl, Preach!
The fight against body shaming is at an all time high these days and activist and model Ashley Graham is at the forefront of the battle. Ashley made history last year as the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Ever since the she’s been celebrated for breaking down barriers of women’s body standards in the modeling and fashion industry.
Despite the positive recognition she’s gotten over the past year, Ashley still continues to receive a lot of backlash for her size on her social media. In response, she wrote the essay titled “Shamed if I do, Shamed if I Don’t” and posted in on the website The Lenny Letter. It’s an essay that everyone should read at least once.
Read what she has to say!
“When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ and I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I’m accused of promoting obesity. The cycle of body shaming needs to end. I’m over it.”