Aly Raisman has been an amazing body-positive warrior ever since she’s been in the spotlight.
And just yesterday, the Olympic gymnast took to Instagram to share a swimsuit selfie, and a message about body positivity.
“Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want. Females do not have to dress modest to be respected. Be proud of your body. It’s never about the number on the scale it’s about the way you feel. You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect. AND no matter who you are, male or female, we all have those days of insecurity. We are all human. Everyone’s story is important. EVERYONE. You never know what someone is going through. Thank you all for continuing to inspire me each and every day. Spread the love guys and enjoy your Monday #IgotItFromMyMomma #GIRLPOWER”
First of all, yes girl, you are killing it in that bathing suit.
Secondly, and we are loving the message she is sending. Wear whatever you want, and rock it. And on the flipside, don’t judge or comment on others for what they choose to wear.
Body shaming goes beyond just “fat”/”skinny”, as strong, muscular women are also often unfairly judged, or even left out of the body positive conversation. In fact, Raisman tweeted about a recent interaction she had with a TSA agent who told her she didn’t look muscular enough to be a gymnast.
Maybe tell that to her gold medals.
Too fat. Too skinny. Too muscular. Not muscular enough. In Raisman’s own words,
“It’s 2017. When will this change?”
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.