Earlier this month, V magazine treated us to an enjoyably kinky video featuring Kendall Jenner and other supermodels getting tattooed. After looking at Ashley Graham's feature in their January/February issue, it seems that the fashion glossy is staying within that same adventurous vein.
The 10-shot spread featuring the voluptuous former Maxim cover model casts her in a sexy yet powerful light as she strikes dominant poses next to smaller, seemingly submissive men.
The striking photos are accompanied by Graham's insightful interview with Chelsea Handler, in which she discusses her disdain for the "plus size" label.
"[I] can’t stand that question anymore," she says. "I mean, I’ve been doing this now for 17 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spoken up about the label ‘plus size.’ I don’t think women should be labeled at all, I think that it’s completely divisive.”
We couldn't agree more, and we'll be elated to see the day she walks alongside models like Jasmine Tooks and Adriana Lima at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. But until that day comes, we're content to celebrate the type of beauty she represents. Graham, too, understands the ability she has to empower others, as she told Handler later in the piece.
“Some days ... someone comes to me crying and says, ‘Because of you, I wore shorts today,’ or I’ll get an email that says, ‘I had sex with my husband with the lights on.’ At those moments I’m like, ‘Wow, you are changing people’s lives, and you’re doing it by just being yourself.’”
You're an inspiration to all of us, Ashley.
Pick up the latest issue of V or head to their website to check see the spread in-full.
h/t: Huffington Post