Ashley Graham is a role model when it comes to body positivity and her digital series will make you want to give yourself a big hug.
In a look at the newest episode of “Fearless with Ashley Graham” the model and soon-to-be mom spoke with Canadian Taylor Holt about body changes and how many have difficulties on their own journeys.
“I actually first discovered you when you posted a photo of yourself on Instagram,” Graham said to the mother of four. In the picture, Holt poses nude, highlighting her stretch marks after giving birth to twins 10 weeks before that was posted right after Graham’s nude shot.
Holt revealed although she “struggled” to accept her body and the post which was inspired by a conversation on a mom group, however when Graham “liked” the picture, she decided to “keep it up.”
And while her body isn’t the same as it was when she had her first child Holt is learning to accept it.
“I feel like maybe my body’s changed forever,” she explained, “and I’m just trying to figure out how to feel beautiful on the inside and the outside.”
When Graham posted her own stretch mark photo it was praised for its honesty.
But Graham said that that she is also having a hard time with her “new body.”
“It’s interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn’t. I just felt terrible. And that morning, actually … ” Graham said before breaking down in tears. “That morning, I was like, ‘Get it together, Ashley, there’s other women out there that are going through the same thing as you — why don’t you have a dialogue?'”
The next episode of “Fearless” will be released on Friday on EllenTube.