Over the past few years, Ashley Graham has become a major icon for body positivity.
Entering the fashion industry as a size 14/16, the plus-size model was able to break barrier after barrier.
She became the first full-figured body to appear on the pages (and later, the cover) of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Last year, Graham landed the cover of Vogue and has walked in major runway shows — and, thanks to her body-pos activism, she's opened the door for other plus-size models to accomplish the same.
It's safe to say Graham's killer curves helped her make a name for herself.
So when Graham appeared to slim down, her fans started freaking out.
Over the past few months, Graham's loyal followers noted that the model's waist has gotten noticeably smaller.
"Looking slim..." one commenter remarked on Graham's bikini selfie.
Was Graham trying to "get rid" of those beautiful curves that brought confidence to so many women?
After Graham posted this mirror selfie, her followers immediately tore her up for being "too skinny."
So Graham responded by uploading this photo of her thigh — with her cellulite front and center.
I work out. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I'm in. And I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps, or cellulite... and you shouldn't be either.
Even though fitness has taken on a new role in her life, Graham's "unflattering" photo reminded her followers that she still has her imperfections.
And she's proud of every bump and jiggle.
Whether she's a size 16 or a 6, Graham will forever be our body-positive hero.
Body positivity is about loving the skin you're in and making changes because you want to — not because society tells you that you have to.
If Graham wants to start working out, she's allowed to start working out — so long as she continues to love her confident, gorgeous self (bumpy thighs and all).