Never one to shy away from the camera, model Ashley Graham has always stayed true to herself, advocating body positivity for all shapes and sizes. So when she donned a bikini while on vacation in the Philippines, she wasted no time sharing a #belfie of sorts with her 3 million Instagram followers—and it’s exactly what we needed with all the neurotic winter-bod worries making the rounds this month.
“I work out. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in,” Ashley captioned the image. “And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite. And you shouldn’t be either.” You go, girl.
While this kind of message is absolutely encouraging, we can’t help but question why we still feel the need to talk about women’s bodies at all. Stretch marks, cellulite, “lumps” and “bumps”—we’ve all got them and have the right to embrace them.