Ashley Graham Just Posted a Photo of Her Stretch Marks, and Here's Why It's So Important

Ashley Graham is a total badass: that's a fact. And after seeing her most recent nude Instagram photo, she might just be the most badass of all. The model and mom-to-be — who announced her pregnancy last week with an adorable video — posted a close-up side shot of her body in which she is covering her breasts and showing off her curves and stretch marks, with the caption "same same but a little different."

It's evident that Graham is embracing her changing body during pregnancy, and she's once again promoting body positivity and encouraging fans to do the same. Her photo has sure got people talking, too. The comments section features a plethora of thankful fans ("This made me tear up. I really needed this today"), relatable fans ("My body looks EXACTLY like this 🙌"), and admiration for Graham, with one fan commenting, "What I see is confidence, acceptance, and being an inspiration to everyone that feels awkward about their own bodies."

Graham has long been an advocate for body positivity, particularly within the beauty industry. Earlier this year she was announced as the face of Revlon's empowering "I Can, So I Did" campaign, and in March she called out publications for airbrushing models.