Ashley Graham Does A Nude Photo-Shoot - We Have The Pictures!
Ashley Graham strips down in this beautiful nude photo-shoot for V Magazine. Graham has been the symbol of confidence and body positivity in the fashion industry and a great role model for girls. Graham could be considered a plus-size model, but that is not how she likes to be described. After her photo-shoot, Actress Tracee Ellis Ross interviewed Graham for the magazine on her body image.
Being as body positive as Graham is -- it was a surprise to hear her talk about a time when she was not very confident in her body. Graham spoke about her mother helping her get over having cellulite when she was in High School.
"I remember my first signs of cellulite, in middle school. I remember telling my mom, “Isn’t it disgusting? It’s so ugly.” She pulled her pants down and said, “Look, I have it, too.” And I was like, “Gasp!” She looked at me, then at it, and just rolled her eyes. She didn’t tell me that it’s beautiful or ugly. She just made it a nonissue. It doesn’t define my worth. If women like you and me continue to preach that, then I feel like younger girls are going to grasp it and they’re going to be like, 'Who cares!"
Graham also gave some advice to girls on how to get through tough times when they are not feeling good about their bodies. This is advice that Graham lives by and encourages young ladies to practice in their daily lives.
"I grew up in a very Christian home, so words have power. I took that with me into every area of my life. If you say, “I’m fat,” that’s how you’re going to feel. If you say, “I’m stupid,” that’s how you’re going to start your day. I wake up sometimes and I feel like the fattest person alive, but I’m not going to let that affect the rest of my day. Say to yourself, “I like this day. I am bold, I am beautiful, and I am brilliant.” For me, that hits the interior, the exterior, and it makes me feel smart."
Women's bodies should be celebrated no matter what form in comes in. Take a look at the full photo-shoot and interview at v magazine.