One of our favorite #Chickspiration chicas, Ashley Graham, landed on the cover of this month's Cosmopolitan Magazine. The model got candid with the mag about double standards, Amy Schumer, and the term "Plus Size." See excerpts below.
On Amy Schumer's Glamour Call-Out For Implying She is Plus-Size:
“I can see both sides, but Amy talks about being a big girl in the industry. You thrive on being a big girl, but when you’re grouped in with us, you’re not happy about it? That, to me, felt like a double standard.”
On the Restrictions of Labels:
“Just because I’m not calling myself plus-size doesn’t mean I’m not representing a woman who is. ’m giving curvy women a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before — a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful.”
On Fighting Racial Ugliness re: Her Husband:
”One comment on Instagram was ‘I knew a girl her size could only be with a black guy.’ I think that’s so ugly. But we talk about the fact that I’m white and he’s black all the time. I’ve seen how racist America is. It’s opened my eyes to how ignorant I have been, how white privilege has taken over a lot of my thoughts and actions because it’s just something that I take for granted.”
We love us some Ashley! Read the full interview now at Cosmopolitan.com