Ashley Graham's Master Class Helps Other Women Champion Body Positivity
Ashley Graham partnered with Glamour to give four girls their first ever lingerie shoots. Graham has shattered norms as both a plus sized model and a woman of color. She has graced the cover of Vogue and is a champion for body positivity. The models came from all different backgrounds— survivors of eating disorders and skin conditions, as well as those who weren't happy with their weight. Graham made each muse state the things they loved about their bodies as well as an insecurity. On set, she only had two rules:
1. Dancing is mandatory
2. Don't touch the parts of your body that make you insecure, only touch the parts you love
" People just think that body image and the body revolution is a trend and a fad. It's not; it goes from big girls to little girls; it goes from Spanish girls to Black girls; it goes from white girls to young girls and everybody in-between."
By the end of the session, Graham found herself in tears thinking about how these women's stories might help someone. Hopefully work like this will aid in making body positive images the new normal.