Our society still seems in favor of looking skinny models as the ideal women. The idea might seem like it should not hurt women because they can still choose to be who they are, but some women and young girls do in fact feel the pressure to stay thin. Some of these women who are forced or pressurized to stay slim don't just exercise but eat food in a very less quantity.
Thankfully, we have role models such as Ashley Graham for women of all shapes and sizes. Instead of changing her physical shape to fit in the demeaning demands of the modeling world, Ashley resisted the pressure and dared to change the fashion world. Now, the world adores her for her courage and her beautiful body. Simply put, this is the story of how a woman fought to change the perception of beauty for everyone.
If you can already guess, full-figured model Ashley Graham is a stunning woman who knows how to flaunt her assets, regardless of what people have to say about her shape.
Because of how successful she was in teaching people all over the world about body positivity, she was included in the year-end episode.
Ashley Graham appeared with famous comedian and actress Amy Schumer who is also proud of her physical shape and is not afraid to be who she wants to be. In addition, the 20/20 special episode also has the transgender Caitlyn Jenner.
Even before she was featured in the December issue of the ABC show, Ashley Graham was already having a great year early on as she was part of an ad in the popular Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Ashley Graham felt that wearing a bikini and being part of the Swimsuit Edition of the magazine allowed her to reveal to the world how fabulous any woman can be regardless of their size.
Aside from being in the Sports Illustrated magazine and appearing in 20/20's The Year, Ashley was also part of the "We're No Angels" campaign conducted by Lane Bryant. Ashley was also commended by Khloe Kardashian for her wonderful runway walk at the New York Fashion Week.
Ashey Graham believes that people have come to adore her because she is willing to talk about the "imperfection doubts" women have regarding their size, curves, and fatty areas. Thus, she has somehow become a spokesperson for body positivity. Ashley believes that people should either love the so-called imperfections of women, or they should just move on from such an issue altogether.