July 31, 2020
American model and television presenter Ashley Graham showed off her post-baby body in a colorful swimsuit, in a new picture she posted on Instagram.
Ashley Graham gave birth to her baby on January 18, 2020. Seven months after, the plus-sized model has fully recovered and is back to her dashing best.
Graham showed her fans glimpses of her post-pregnancy body in a recent post on Instagram, where she shared pictures of herself in a colorful swimsuit.
The post had two pictures and a video; the first photo showing the model striking a relaxed pose, with the stretch marks on her stomach very much visible.
The video showed Graham checking herself out in front of the camera and showing off her amazing features, while the third picture showed her husband, Justin Ervin, taking a photo of her as she posed in front of a wall. She captioned the post:
"Some things I love: a cute bathing suit and a backyard shoot with the family…"
Graham further said that the swimsuits she wore caused her a great feeling for her first summer as a mother. The model's post showed how much she has accepted her "mom bod" and stretch marks.
Reportedly, Graham revealed that she refused to have her pictures retouched or photoshopped because she wanted everybody to genuinely know who she is as everyone has a story.
Graham believes that there is no reason for anyone to cover themselves because of what society feels.
The photos were for a new campaign as part of her partnership with "Swimsuits For All," a size-inclusive brand, and continued the model's body image activism, which she has done throughout her career.
According to Graham, she has spoken to a lot of women who have issues with their image, body, and confidence. Hence, she wanted such women to understand that each person had something in them that society would want them to hide.
However, Graham believes that there is no reason for anyone to cover themselves because of what society feels, and that was why she came out with hers, being proud of herself and her body.
About her partnership with "Swimsuits For All," Graham said that she has been able to design swimsuits that she would love to wear and also feel comfortable in.
With a postpartum body, the model thought that things would be different and look different. That has been the case, but Graham has a newfound joy in that.
Graham's work as a body image activist has seen her use her platform as a supermodel to pursue a cause for size inclusivity in fashion and made her be widely regarded as this generation's body-positive icon.