Aly Raisman has one message for women: Wear what you want.
The Olympic gymnast, who has often used her platform to speak out against body shaming, posted a photo of herself on Instagram with a message reminding her followers that women don’t have to dress modestly to be respected and the importance of being proud of your body.
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
Earlier this week, Raisman posted a similar — though much shorter message — with this photo of her “messy beach hair.” “EmbraceItAll,” she wrote. “#BeYou.”