Ashley Graham Talks Dating 'All The Wrong Men' & Not Having Sex With Husband Justin Ervin Until Marriage
Ashley Graham is a shining symbol of body confidence, but even she admits it wasn't always so easy.
The cover girl explains how she hope her own journey to self love will inspire other women to do the same:
"I'm trying to change how women think about themselves. Some people just don't get it—I've been denied jobs because I was too big. I've also been denied jobs because I was too small. At the end of the day, I'm never going to conform to what anybody wants. This is my body; I'm happy in it."
"I had to realize that if I didn't really love who I was and if I couldn't appreciate this — my body — as my moneymaker, then I wasn't going to make any money … I always felt second best. I was never the prettiest, never the skinniest, never the fastest in my sports. Never the smartest, because I have dyslexia. Then, all of a sudden, people were like, 'You're gorgeous.' And I was like, 'What?!'"
Miz Graham says her feeling of overwhelming self-doubt led her into toxic relationships time after time, as she often sought validation from men: