Plus-size? More Like My Size | Ashley Graham | TEDxBerkleeValencia

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  • Published on May 27, 2015

  • Internationally-known body activist, model and entrepreneur, Ashley Graham, describes her journey into fashion industry stardom. She doesn't leave out any gritty details, as she describes the challenging and rewarding progression toward becoming her own role model. Inspiring body confidence in the next generation, Ashley expresses the need for the universal embrace of body diversity as beauty paradigms continue to shift. Ashley Graham, 27, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency at the age of 13, launching her successful, diverse career. Ashley has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film. Recently she stared in #CurvesinBikinis, a campaign with swimsuitsforall that made her the first plus size model to appear in an ad in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition. Recently, she was one of five models included in Vogue.com’s “The Best Lingerie Comes in All Sizes” feature. As a role model and body activist, Ashley is regularly invited to speak at numerous high schools and girls’ groups about body image, self-acceptance and female empowerment. TEDxBerkleeValencia website: http://tedxberkleevalencia.com/ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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  • K x 

    In African culture, that's a perfect body right there.

  • she is THICK! she is my ideal body type

  • but look at her face though and how proportional she is

  • She is beautiful.

  • M A 

    i want to see a person without hair, no symetrical face, big nose and small butt saying this, she may be heavier, but she won the genetic lottery among the bigger girls

  • I think this is FANTASTIC. Women should not have to be pressured to go to the gym to look a certain way...or men. Not everyone likes gym workouts.

  • The fact that the hate comments are coming from men just emphasizes a major factor in women's insecurities , that women feel the need to look a certain way in order to be accepted as beautiful. The women who understand what Ashley is saying think this is inspirational but men are still making digs at her appearance despite the words that she is saying.

  • This girl has a very pretty face, and that's compensating her shape. I am not saying it's not good looking (her figure), but take another woman with no good looks but the same shape and she will not be successful the same way.

  • "You are pretty for a big girl" How many other phrases just like this have you heard in your life? "You are very successful for a black men, are you a rapper?" "He is cute for a Latino" "She is so smart for a black girl" and on and on and on....

  • I'm a curvy woman myself and I agree with what she says BUT if your body fat makes you weak and tired then thats unhealthy and there is nothing positive about that. I know that every body figure is beautiful but we should not encourage young woman to gain weight and telling the. İt is ok just like its not okay to encourage them into starving themselves. Everything is beautiful when healthy.

  • so smart and elegant

  • A confident, plus size woman is more attractive than an insecure woman with a perfect body.

  • i love how men make this about themselves and what they like, like "oh she's not fat any man would want her!" or "she's too fat she needs to lose weight, i would never be attracted to her!". newsflash: we don't care what you think, it's about us and how we feel about ourselves. the world doesn't revolve around your penises, thank you.

  • She doesn't even look over weight, AT ALL. We're just used to thinking that to be beautiful we must be skinny. When in reality, this women has the body we should all aspire to have, instead of being stick thin. She has a strong, beautiful body and, best of all...she loves it.

  • Curvy and fat are 2 different things!

  • Wow this comment section is giving me a headache

  • Many of you are claiming that you are concerned for her health and then go on to criticize the way she looks.

  • I thought she was talking to the fish in the beginning

  • It's ironic. She struggles to love herself and she works in the most body shaming and body judge mental industry. This makes her both uniquely qualified as a role model but also a participant in the system. Just points out the complexity of our society. She is wearing a skin tight dress and foot and back wrecking heels, American symbols of femininity. So I applaud her and also wish we could see and hear more women who represent further varieties of feminine beauty

  • I LOVE HER. She's so fucking beautiful god damn. I love her so much. I wish I could be her :(