While attending an event with Martha Stewart and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model and body activist Ashley Graham admitted that even she needs to practice self-love.

Speaking at the Create & Cultivate event in New York City, Graham, 31, said that every morning she recites affirmations into the mirror.

“I’ll have moments when I leave the bathroom and look in the mirror and say to myself, ‘You are fine, you are beautiful, you are brilliant, and you are bold’,” she revealed.

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Another big part of her confidence comes from her mother Linda Graham who helped her love who she was.

“My mom told me my body was going to change someone’s life,” she added. “And here we are, with so many different women saying, ‘I am represented’.”

Also speaking at the event was model and CEO of Rosie Inc, Huntington-Whiteley. The mother of one spoke about finding the balance between home and work life.

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Create & Cultivate
Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Create & Cultivate

“I very much have always managed to differentiate between my life as a career woman and my personal life,” she said. “When I come home from work, I just want to be the partner, mom, friend, and at the office I’m in my blazer ready to go.”

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Since becoming a mother to one-year-old Jack with her partner Jason Statham she notes that her priorities have changed. “It’s OK to say no. Since turning 30 and becoming a mom, I’ve found my voice and know what I’m not willing to compromise on.”