Watch Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham’s Moving Talk About Body Acceptance

Ashley Graham has given an inspiring speech. Photo: Getty.

Here’s hoping you’re either wearing waterproof mascara, have some tissues handy, or are a much less emotional person that I am - because Ashley Graham’s recent Ted Talk was giving me that tingly nose-area feeling the whole way through.

Watch Plus Size Model Ashley Graham’s Moving Talk About Self Love and Body Acceptance

Watch Plus Size Model Ashley Graham’s Moving Talk About Self Love and Body Acceptance

The 27-year-old model, lingerie designer, and “body activist,” who was the first plus-size model to appear in a swimsuit ad in this year’s Sports Illustrated, spoke at Berklee College’s Valencia, Spain campus in April about her views on the $18 billion plus size fashion industry, and learning to “reclaim [her] body” - in spite of the negative vibes surrounding her.

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“The fashion industry might label me as ‘plus-size,’ but I like to think of it as my size,” she says, before proclaiming this “the generation of body diversity.” Her speech is poignant, heartfelt, and - whether or not you’re a professional model - really relatable. (Also, the giant aquarium behind her is so cool.)

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It’s truly a must-watch.

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