Source – Even though all eyes are on the Winter Olympics, it was only last month ago that all eyes was on the trial of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former Gymnastics doctor, who was recently sent to prison for the rest of his garbage life after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. Many of Nassar’s victims spoke in court, with one of them being former Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.
Women do not have to be modest to be respected– Live for you! Everyone should feel comfortable expressing themselves however makes them happy. Women can be intelligent, fierce, sexy, powerful, strong, advocate for change while wearing what makes them feel best. The time where women are taught to be ashamed of their bodies is OVER. The female body is beautiful and we should all be proud of who we are, inside and out. Thank you so much @si_swimsuit @mj_day @darciebaum @ja_neyney @taylorbphoto & the rest of the team.
It was a powerful moment, and now Raisman is using her recent photo shoot with Sports Illustrated to spread more empowering words. The 23-year-old went nude and had words like “Fierce” and “Woman don’t have to be modest to be respected.”
Check out the photo below thanks to Raisman’s Instagram.
“All of these brave women have power, and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve: A life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors,” Raisman told Nassar in court last month.
Raisman also talks about the importance of this shoot in the SI video below:
“The last few months has been such an empowering and important time for women, Raisman says in the video above. “Each year I think this issue gets more and more meaningful because it continues to celebrate women and everything that we all stand for.”
And here are a few more shots from this shoot:
Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident. Don't EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want. Females do not have to dress modest to be respected. Be proud of your body. It's never about the number on the scale it's about the way you feel. You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect. AND no matter who you are, male or female, we all have those days of insecurity. We are all human. Everyone's story is important. EVERYONE. You never know what someone is going through. Thank you all for continuing to inspire me each and everyday. Spread the love guys and enjoy your Monday 💗✨👙#IGotItFromMyMomma #GIRLPOWER
Strong and sturdy use of a platform from a young woman who has seen the worst. We need more Aly Raisman’s in this world to encourage women to use their strengths to share a message. There’s strength in pain, and there’s power in sharing it. And if some backwoods doorknob thinks using her body to promote respect and personal modesty, I’m all in.
I hope Larry Nasser pulls a Hernandez by the way. You should too.