7 Quotes From Model Ashley Graham That Will Instantly Boost Your Mood
Unless you've been MIA for the past few months, you've probably noticed that the term "plus size" is a hot topic right now. People are ready for some body diversity in the fashion industry, and following some powerful campaigns and history-making benchmarks, model Ashley Graham is speaking about her own struggles in the modeling industry — and how she's overcome them.
In a recent TEDx talk at Berklee Valencia, Ashley let the audience in on her career journey: how she was called the "fat model," how her body type was once labeled "cantaloupe large breasts," and how people told her she'd never appear on the cover of a magazine. After accepting herself, she ended up proving everyone wrong, covering five magazines in a little over a year and becoming one of the first curvy models to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Her speech, included in full below, was full of empowering quotes and messages that women of all shapes and sizes can relate to. Read on to view pieces of Ashley's impressive résumé as you read her words and instantly feel inspired.