Ashley Graham, who announced days ago that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Justin Ervin, shared an empowering naked selfie on Sunday that revealed her stretch marks.
“Same same but somewhat different,” the version wrote in the caption of her Instagram article, which attracted praise from her celebrity friends and fans alike.
“My Lord, THANK YOU for it,” composed singer Hillary Scott of this country group Lady Antebellum. Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge left three heart emojis.
“This made me tear up. I really needed this today,” a fan who stated she was pregnant commented on Graham’s photo. Another added:”You make me love myself more”
The 31-year-old model was vocal in asking photographers and editors to leave her stretch marks in photographs, and she frequently posts unedited pictures on her Instagram account.
“Here is the kind of conversation I’m still struggling to have on place:’You see those red stretch marks on the inside of my thigh? Leave those,”’ Graham stated in a New York Times “Reshaping Beauty” event earlier this season, according to Health.
“Those are new and people are real, and we need to talk about those. People will take them out, but I’m not scared to discuss it. I’m not afraid to reveal it on social networking,” she added.
Graham has revealed she gets a number of her confidence from having a mantra. She said she developed a couple sentences when she was a teen and people were telling her to eliminate weight.
“I’m daring. I am brilliant. I am beautiful. I adore you,” she repeats daily to maintain her confidence.
“This just started shifting my brain because I understand words have electricity,” Graham said at exactly the exact same conference in April. “If you’re telling yourself you are dumb, if you’re telling yourself you are ugly, if you are telling yourself you’re not worthy enough to possess anything you want, then that’s going to be your future. So I needed to change my words”