Ashley Graham: “He said, ‘I’m afraid you’re going to be as fat as my mom'”


On dating men who did not appreciate her body:

“I dated all the wrong men. I thought I could feel appreciated in my body through guys.” Graham speaks openly about being in an abusive relationship during this period. “He never hit me, but he did throw me up against a wall. I didn’t know to get out then because I was so insecure.” When a different boyfriend dumped her, “He said, ‘I’m afraid you’re going to be as fat as my mom.’ ” The now oft-quoted remark, Graham says, “was the start of how I began to look at my body and relate it to men. Like, Oh, I’m not pretty or skinny enough for men.”

On starting to exercise again in her 20’s:

“So it was like, okay, I’m an athlete. I need to move. I know that working out releases endorphins and makes me feel my best. I’m really excited because I feel like my body’s just going to be, like, de-fi-ni-tion! It helps to shatter these preconceived notions that thin is the only way you can be athletic.”

… says Ashley in Self Magazine.


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Gina Rodriguez: “If you love yourself there’s absolutely no opportunity to hate anybody else”


On the fact that haters do not love themselves:

People will say you are not attractive. People will say you are not skinny enough, not tall enough, not thick enough, not curvy enough, not white enough, not brown enough, not this enough. Well, I really hope you don’t feel that way about yourself, because then we’re all screwed. If you love yourself there’s absolutely no opportunity to hate anybody else. You actually can’t. If you are happy, you’re not going to go around being like, “You suck. You’re terrible. F*** you.” You don’t do that. If you love yourself, you know nothing but love.

… says Gina.


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Gabourey Sidibe Shows Off Weight Loss and Brings Today’s Quote


On dealing with weight critics her entire life:

I didn’t realize how much it prepared me for real life – I’m still dealing with the haters. You’re in the public eye, how often do people tweet things at you that make you don’t feel great? The second you decide to feel great about yourself is when you feel great.

… says 33 year-old Gabourey, who has slimmed down recently.

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