Being a model comes with a lot of perks — and a lot of scrutiny. Models are constantly being criticized for their bodies if people deem them unacceptable for any reason, particularly when it comes to their weight. But now there are models like Ashley Graham, a.k.a. the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue. And she’s helping to change how society sees — and talks about — women’s bodies.
Graham posted a this gorgeous photo where she’s riding a bicycle in a short and sweet dress:
The accompanying caption: “A little cellulite never hurt nobody. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called ‘ugly.’ #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize.” Considering we are all conditioned to see photos of models with totally airbrushed legs, butts and stomachs that don’t have a single ripple on ’em, this is seriously refreshing. Plus, she doesn’t just look great, she also looks like she’s actually having a wonderful time!