Ashley Graham's rampage against body-shaming continues, and I'm cheering from the sidelines in an oversized sweater. The plus-sized supermodel recently posted an Instagram pic proudly displaying her cellulite against a backdrop of beach (and cocktails!)—to prove that she is "not ashamed" of "a few lumps and bumps" (or a few cocktails).
"I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I'm in," she wrote in the caption. "And I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite... and you shouldn't be either."
Honestly, this is poetry to me. Not just because it rhymes, but because it is #GOALS.
Ashley Graham has been loud and proud about her body in the face of a lot of internet hate. This past summer when she was called "too skinny" by commenters on an Instagram photo (after years of getting called "fat" and "ugly"), she hit back with an essay in Lenny Letter. "The cycle of body-shaming needs to end," she wrote. "I'm over it."
Okay, to be fair, she's way more modely and less "lumpy" than most of us mortals. But one day, I hope all women have the courage to proudly show off their regular human lumpy, bumpy bodies.
Until then, I'm grateful for oversized sweaters and winter weather.