Ashley Graham Responds to People Who Are Mad She Called Herself ‘Big’ on Instagram

Christopher Rosa
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Ashley Graham posted a stunning naked selfie to Instagram on October 18, and it's unintentionally caused a little drama. 

The supermodel captioned the bathroom shot “nakie big girl,” which garnered some responses from her fans. “Nakie *normal* girl,” one user wrote, per InStyle. Another wrote, “I hate that this is seen as ‘big girl.’ I see nothing but a beautiful, naturally curvy woman in all her glory... super sexy and womanly.”

Graham, never one to shy away from controversy, saw the comments and quickly responded. “I hear what you're saying,” she wrote. “But if you look at ‘big’ as a positive and love then you can see it like I do. I love my big strong beautiful body.”

This is just one example of the many times Graham, who gave birth to her first child earlier this year, has opened up about body image. In September she shared a video of herself making a heart around her stretch marks. 

She also decided to not edit her stretch marks out of a swimsuit campaign she shot with Swimsuits for All. (Graham collaborated with the brand on a line.) 

“There’s always a question of: ‘What do you want us to retouch, and what do you want us to take out?’ And I said, ‘Nothing,’ except from a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” she said in an interview with People. “I want everybody to know genuinely…. I want people to see who I am because everybody has a story."

She continued, “A lot of women I speak to have image issues, body issues around confidence. I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to cover up, and why do we need to do that? So here I am with mine out and about and proud.”

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Originally Appeared on Glamour