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Ashley Graham Fat and Super Happy

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Lex Jurgen - January 13, 2016


Ashley Graham is making her mark by being crazy positive about being overweight. It's brilliant to have put yourself in a position that putting down the Fritos actually hurts your career. Num num. I'm a workaholic.

Graham opens up her inspiring paid talks with a soliloquy in front of a mirror where she hides all her fat behind a flattering dress, because really, she's more aware of this nonsense than you are:

You are bold, you are brilliant and you are beautiful. There is no other woman like you. You are capable. Back fat? I see you popping over my bra today, but that's alright I'm going to choose to love you. And think thighs? You are just so sexy you can't stop rubbing each other. That's alright. I'm going to keep you.

It's unclear exactly when surrender became acceptance. But probably about the time the Chinese unfurled a map showing them owning the world by 2040. In Beijing Graham would be tied to a line and made to run laps behind an old sturdy lady riding a bicycle. You don't get to eat for two when you're trying to be number one. It's great to love yourself, but focusing on what may very well be your greatest weakness as the foundation of your love seems way too meta Jesus. Remember, he died young. Crucifixion is especially painful for the full-figured.

Photo Credit: Additional Elle

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