Ashley Graham sends a message of self-love.
In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday, the model and body positivity activist shared a video of herself dancing in a white bra and underwear set by Knix. She captioned the video, “Posting this video for all the mums who haven’t and will never ‘bounce back’ and for anyone who needs a reminder that your body is beautiful in its most real form. this is my strong body, five months postpartum, two years pregnant, as is, in hopes of further normalizing ALL bodies at all stages of life.
Graham’s Instagram followers loved the post. One of them commented: “I love you! Thank you for your encouragement and positivity! All bodies are beautiful. Another added: “Thank you! Honestly, I’m sick of seeing models flaunting their bellies weeks after birth, and it’s incredibly small. Usually comes with a comment about accepting their new body as different from before. Everyone is different, but sometimes seeing too much is toxic. You are a wonderful mom!”
The mum-of-three – who gave birth to her twins in January – recently worked with the underwear brand on an inclusive lingerie line. Graham helped source models for the photo shoot, which included women of all sizes, shapes and ethnicities.
“It’s not just about lingerie, it’s about making sure everyone feels good, sexy, beautiful,” Graham wrote on Instagram in May alongside a photo of herself posing with the other models. “It all started with the casting call I posted on my story and asked ‘Why do you want to share your beauty with the world?’ We got so many great responses, it was almost impossible not to. choose only 5. But we did it.”
That same month, Graham also posed nude for Spanx, just three and a half months after giving birth.
She said People at the time, “My body has changed so much…I have a lot more gratitude to my body because of all the work it’s been through, but it’s definitely taken time to, you know, look at my new body and my postpartum body, and recognize it again.”
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