Ashley Graham Reveals The 7 Reasons She Works Out After Brutal Fat-Shaming
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Ashley Graham works out. Ashely Graham is not a size eight.
Both of these facts combined should not be a cause for comment, however the model was forced to make her own comment in response to consistent abuse she was getting online.
Graham posted a workout video to her Instagram and not long after took to her story to respond.
She said: “Every time I post a workout video I get comments like… ‘you’ll never be skinny, so stop trying’, ‘don’t workout too hard, you’ll get skinny’, ‘you still need your fat to be a model’, ‘why would you want to lose what made you famous’”.
She followed it with a slide listing the reasons she exercises.
It read: “Just for the record – I workout to: stay healthy, feel good, get rid of jet leg, clear my head, show big girls we can move like the rest of ‘em, stay flexible and strong, have more energy.
“I don’t workout to lose weight or my curves, because I love the skin I’m in.”
48% of you responded to our Naked survey question: ‘How does the love-your-body movement make you feel?’ With the answer, ‘grateful’.
“Seeing all kinds of shapes being accepted is positive for me,” one reader said.
Just one reason why are happy that Ashley Graham has the strength of character to shut down the haters.
There are so many reasons to get moving that go beyond changing the shape of your body. Embrace whatever inspires you do stay active.
Watch the workout video that kicked off the debate: