Ashley Graham is showing off her "new tummy" in an effort to embrace how her body has changed with motherhood.
The 35-year-old model is a mom to three boys, including a set of twins who were born in Jan. 2022. Just 10 months after giving birth to Roman and Malachi, she's continuing her journey of accepting her new form.
On her Instagram Stories, Graham shared a photo of her stomach with stretch marks across it. "You look very different from what I'm use to," she wrote. "But I do appreciate you."
The model has long been known for both preaching and practicing body positivity, making a point to do so throughout her pregnancies and after giving birth twice — all while being candid about the difficulties she's encountered.
"I am the person who has been shouting from the rooftops to you all, 'Love the skin you’re in.' Yet for me, the births of all my three children threw a lot of that out of the window," she wrote in an op-ed for Glamour in May. "I’ve learned it’s okay if the journey to love the skin you’re in is more complex that you could ever have imagined. Even now, if I’m completely honest, I go in waves. I am still not entirely comfortable in my body, no matter my own body positivity advocacy."
Graham explained that sharing some parts of her struggle have ultimately helped her in the process of accepting her new body. She's also been praised for her vulnerability and honesty along the way.
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