I remember watching Aly Raisman in the 2016 Olympic Games and seeing her breathtaking first tumbling pass during her floor routine, which was executed flawlessly. Her power, demonstrated throughout the Games, earned her and her teammates Olympic gold and reputations as some of the most talented gymnasts in the world. But Aly’s strength extends far beyond the world of gymnastics; by speaking out about body shaming and showing young women her own confidence in who she is, she is giving a voice to thousands who struggle with the pressure to be perfect—to have the perfect body, to excel at everything they do and to never show weakness. Aly is a true role model, inspiring and urging all of us to be proud of who we are, inside and out, and to learn that confidence is the most beautiful thing of all.
Graham is a model and activist