We might owe Ashley Graham a thank you. She knows Mondays can be brutal, but the curvy model is on a mission to make her 5.3 million Instagram followers feel better. This morning she posted a short video clip of herself posing sensuously, wearing only a set of matching purple undies and a pair of platform stilettos.
Graham radiates confidence as she shows off her body, but at Glamour’s International day of the Girl event last week, she talked about how she struggled with dyslexia and ADD growing up. She urged the girls in the audience to love themselves, and said, “I’m here to make you understand that true beauty is being OK with who you are. Being OK with who you are is a revolutionary act. And making someone else feel OK with who they are? That’s downright heroic.”
As an advocate for body positivity, Graham is practicing what she preaches. Her self-love has helped her become a household name as a model, and she also designs clothing, swimsuits and lingerie for women of all sizes. (Oh and speaking of preaching, Graham recently revealed to Elle UK that her pastor follows her on Instagram. The real question is—does he “like” her sexy pics?)
Here are a few more of Graham’s recent posts: