by: Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
“You are bold. You are brilliant. You are beautiful!”– Ashley Graham
On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 Dey Street Publishers will release American supermodel Ashley Graham’s 224-page book A NEW MODEL: WHAT CONFIDENCE, BEAUTY, AND POWER REALLY LOOK LIKE right in time for us Taurus girls to read. One of the world’s most outspoken advocates for self-acceptance irrespective of size has distilled her insights herein.
Standing nearly 5′ 10″ tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and olive skin, Ashley Graham is frequently compared with model Cindy Crawford and actress Eva Mendes. The major difference is that Graham weighs around 170 pounds with a 38D bust and wears a size 16.
None of this stopped Graham from shattering fashion and beauty stereotypes to become the first plus-size model to land a cover on the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue and serve as judge for AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Careful ladies, this could be YOU no matter what your size!
In this characteristically provocative collection of essays and photos Ashley Graham shares her insider perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving and where work still remains to be done. Models like Graham are transforming a new generation of women with new ideas about what it means to be fashionable and beautiful.