Ashley Graham on How to Feel Confident Naked
For Graham, confidence starts on the inside. "That's a big deal that I think people have a hard time grasping," she said. "You can see a confident person walking down the street, not because of how they're dressed or what their body looks like, but because of how they're carrying themselves."
Positive talk and affirmations are critical for her. "In some ways, they feel like a bit of a fad right now on social media, but I've been doing them for 10-plus years and think that they're incredibly important and they can change the trajectory of your life," said Graham. Whether it's telling yourself that you're beautiful in the mirror right when you wake up or naming a different thing you love about your body every day before bed, that's a lot of power in words.