33-year-old Ashley Grahan is now recognized as one of the prominent figures of the body-positive movement, which has gained significant popularity over the past few years, not only in foreign countries but also in Russia.
With an audience of over 13 million plus-size people, the model confidently flaunts her waistline, stretch marks, cellulite, hairy armpits, and even her missing teeth.
Ashley is not only open about the imperfections of her own body but also her personal life. When she learned that she was going to be a mother for the first time, Graham immediately shared the news on social media.
After the birth of her child, she continued to document her parental journey, sharing everyday moments with her followers. Fans have seen her change her baby’s diaper in the middle of a supermarket, breastfeed in a cafe, and use a breast pump in a taxi.
However, Ashley doesn’t only post controversial shots but also touching messages, such as her recent tribute to her mother on Mother’s Day. In her post, the model expressed her gratitude for the woman she considers the closest person on earth.
“Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my teacher, and my best friend. I am incredibly lucky to have a woman like you as my daily source of inspiration. Thank you for the lessons you taught me and for the world you built for me,” Ashley wrote.
This is what the model’s mom looked like in youth.
She accompanied the sweet words with archival photographs that show her young mother looking lovely. Despite the soft features of her face, Ashley’s relatives can easily distinguish her in the photos. However, her mother’s figure was clearly different at a young age.