Being one of the world’s most recognisable models, keen on using her profile to deliver a message of body positivity to women across the world, Ashely continues to push beyond stereotypes that try to define the “ideal” size a woman should be.
Talking to Time Magazine, she embraced the opportunities that come with her modelling career, “I think modelling gave me a platform in general, and I think now more than ever, models have the opportunity to talk about things that are important to them, social issues.”
The plus size super model has her own podcast, called Pretty Big Deal and says owning the narrative is liberating.
“With this podcast, I have full control, I own the narrative and I think that there’s something incredibly liberating about that. When it comes to fashion, I’m literally giving up my body and face to a company or magazine who could edit me and on Pretty Big Deal, I’m unedited,” she added.
Compiled by Futhi Masilela
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