Ashley Graham on Her Journey to Self-Love: "I've Been on Every Fat Diet You Could Imagine"
When it comes to being a body activist, Ashley Graham embodies every meaning of the term. Besides being one of today's most sought-after models, Ashley has used her robust platform to create a community that encourages self-love and confidence in women of every shape and size.
The star has been no stranger to opening up about her own struggles with her weight and has constantly spoken out against unrealistic body standards in the modelling world. She has also managed to take those personal battles and turn them into multiple ventures catering to curvy women, including partnering with Swimsuits For All and now a curated line of dresses for Dressbarn called Beyond by Ashley Graham.
We got to chat with Ashley at the celebration of Dressbarn's #MoreThan campaign, aimed at tearing down labels placed on women. During our chat she kept it as real as we'd imagined. She shared that despite overcoming low self-esteem she still sometimes feels unavoidable pressures to lose weight. She also shared her favourite guilty-pleasure food and her favourite asset to work on in the gym. If you were already smitten with Ashley, prepare to love her even more after reading through these moments from our talk.