Ashley Graham shares her body positivity secrets. Supermodel Ashley Graham has been sharing her secrets on how she stays body positive working in the fashion and modelling industry.
Graham is known for being vocal about the importance of loving the skin you’re in, but also recognises that staying confident can take some work.
Speaking to Vogue Australia, she opened up about how she reminds herself of her worth, explaining: “The biggest thing is how you use your words. I think a lot of people look in the mirror and they say ‘Oh, I’m sad’ or ‘I’m ugly, I’m stupid, I’m not worthy, or XYZ’. You have to really understand that your words have power and something I had to learn at a young age was affirmation.
She added: “When I was 17 my mum helped me make these affirmations ‘I am bold, I am brilliant, I am beautiful, I am worthy of all, and I love you’.
“Those are my affirmations and everybody’s affirmations are different, because everybody’s struggling with different issues.”
The Sports Illustrated model went on to remind us that community is just as important as those affirmations, as well as surrounding yourself with positive people.
She said: “I also think that your community is huge, whether you’ve got one friend or 20 friends, if those 20 friends are taking you down, it’s going to go quick, and the same with that one friend, so just make sure you’ve got positive people around you.”
And as her career continues to flourish, Graham hopes she can still be a role model for her fans.
“I love hearing from fans, I love hearing just all the incredible different types of stories, I answer my DMs, it’s important to have a dialogue about, not just body diversity, but loving who you are, it’s not just about size, it’s about anybody, it’s about any race, gender, size, and religious background. It doesn’t matter, it’s just about loving who you are!”
Ashley Graham shares her body positivity secrets