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  • 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 thick thighs, you are just so sexy, you can't stop rubbing each other.

  • (Laughter)

  • That's alright. I'm going to keep you.

  • And cellulite, I have not forgotten about you.

  • I'm going to choose to love you

  • even though you want to take over my whole bottom half,

  • but you're a part of me.

  • I love you.

  • It's true, honestly.

  • I felt free once I realized I was never going to fit the narrow mold

  • that society wanted me to fit in.

  • I was never going to be perfect enough

  • for an industry that defines perfection from the outside in.

  • And that's OK.

  • Rolls, curves, cellulite, all of it.

  • I love every part of me.

  • My name is Ashley Graham,

  • and I'm a model and body activist.

  • Over the last 15 years,

  • I've come to the conclusion that there is no one perfect body.

  • Because I, like you, possess a wonderfully unique and diverse physique.

  • Now, the fashion industry may persist to label me as "plus size",

  • but I like to think of it as 'my size'.

  • In fact, did you know

  • that the plus size fashion industry actually starts at a US size 8?

  • And it goes up to a US size 16.

  • So basically what I'm saying is that the majority of this room right now

  • is considered plus size.

  • How does it make you feel to be labeled?

  • I really feel like we need to start looking

  • beyond the plus size model paradigms

  • to what it actually means to be a model in 2015.

  • My journey begins in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  • I was 12 years old and scouted in a mall.

  • At 13, I signed with a major modeling agency

  • and was traveling the world.

  • I was shooting big campaigns,

  • and before I even graduated high school,

  • I had been to multiple different countries.

  • At 17, I graduated and moved to New York,

  • and while most kids are going through their self-discovery stage in college,

  • my self discovery stage was in the midst of catwalks,

  • catalogs, and casting calls.

  • I was working as a full time plus size model.

  • Back in Nebraska, I was known as the "Fat Model".

  • The girl who is pretty for a big girl.

  • I always hated answering that question: "What do you do for a living?"

  • I would see that person's eyebrow raise as I would reply: "I'm a model!"

  • I'd have to quickly qualify with: "Well, I'm a plus size model."

  • In fact, here is my very first editorial for YM Magazine.

  • And, you are reading it correctly, "cantaloupes-large breasts".

  • I was helping women across America at the age of 15 dress their big boobs.

  • But you know what the first thing

  • that someone in middle school pointed out to me

  • besides-- well, besides the obvious?

  • Was that fold above my knee.

  • That fat fold above my knee.

  • As a young model,

  • my confidence was tugged at and pulled in all different directions.

  • I struggled to achieve true confidence.

  • I would go home and look in front of the mirror

  • and only hate what I saw.

  • And to fill the void on the inside,

  • I began to cave to all the vices being thrown my way.

  • Between the parties, the men, the alcohol,

  • I was looking for self love, for affirmation from somebody,

  • when in reality, I didn't love who I was,

  • and I couldn't seem to get a handle on regulating my own weight.

  • I began to face my insecurities head on.

  • And instead, I was filling my life with temporary fixes.

  • I, like so many young women, have struggled to love who I am.

  • And Dove's global report on attitudes towards beauty

  • actually did a survey with thousands of women in ten different countries.

  • And you know what the most striking result was?

  • That only 2% of women find themselves beautiful.

  • 2%!

  • We need to work together to redefine the global vision of beauty.

  • And it starts with becoming your own role model.

  • As a curvy woman it was the assumption

  • that I should look up to Marilyn Monroe or Jennifer Lopez

  • mainly because they were two of the most notable curvy women in the public eye

  • that were being praised for their curves.

  • But these weren't my role models.

  • In reality, the woman I looked up to the most was my mother.

  • She told me I was beautiful,

  • and she never devalued herself.

  • So why would I?

  • She told me and taught me

  • that true beauty comes from within

  • and that validation and self worth must also come from within.

  • In my lowest moments of insecurity

  • this is when I realized

  • that I had to reclaim my body and its image as my own.

  • Plus-size fashion is an 18-billion-dollar industry.

  • And now IMG, the world's number one modeling agency,

  • has signed me and other models that are not defined by their size.

  • My body, like my confidence, has been picked apart,

  • manipulated, and controlled by others who didn't necessarily understand it.

  • I had to learn to reclaim my body as my own.

  • And in reclaiming my body as my own,

  • I understood as a woman that I had a greater purpose.

  • I had a greater purpose to redefine beauty.

  • The feminine beauty.

  • Curvy models are becoming more and more vocal

  • about the isolating nature of the term plus size.

  • We are calling ourselves what we want to be called:

  • women with shapes that are our own.

  • I believe beauty is beyond size.

  • With so much emphasis on the body and external,

  • it's no wonder that we all suffer so much internally.

  • But you know, people in the fashion industry actually told me

  • that I would never be in magazines let alone the covers of them.

  • Well, I guess we've proven them wrong.

  • Five covers in a little over a year.

  • And I was one of the very first curvy models to be featured

  • in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Never let anybody tell you that you can't.

  • I have achieved, and I'm still achieving what was seemingly impossible.

  • My goal is to give a voice to young women.

  • To give a voice to young women who struggle

  • to find someone they can look up to.

  • For girls who struggle to look inside the mirror and say, I love you.

  • For women who feel uncomfortable expressing their confidence

  • they've locked away inside themselves.

  • For women who have relinquished their rights to someone else.

  • It is critical that both men and women create a body positive environment.

  • Uplift the important women in your lives.

  • Create a safe space for them to express their body and their beauty

  • for who they are not because of who they're not.

  • Be you. Be real. Be authentic.

  • Be your favorite kind of woman.

  • Don't let anybody else take that job.

  • And remember this is the generation of body diversity.

  • The current is changing.

  • I now invite all of you to #TEDxBV15

  • with your own self-affirming words.

  • There may not be a full-length mirror in front of each of you today,

  • but I want to challenge you

  • to think about what you would want to say to yourself in the mirror

  • with your own self-affirming words.

  • Thank you.

  • (Applause)

You are bold, you are brilliant, and you are beautiful.

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