7 Body Positive Ashley Graham Quotes That Will Make You Feel Just As Great As She Does

I'll admit it: I'm not crazy about the title "plus-size model." Why can't people like Ashley Graham just be models, without the qualifier? But regardless of what we choose to call her, Graham is changing lives and changing minds. As a female, it's pretty much understood that at some point in your life, you're going to struggle with your body image, regardless of what you look like. And if you need a role model to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, Ashley Graham is it.

She's been getting tons of press since she was named the first plus-size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated 's annual Swimsuit Issue, and I couldn't be happier about it. The model is making room for curvy girls in mainstream media, and she's inspiring others as she goes. In the various interviews she's done recently, Graham's proven one thing: she is all about body positivity.

Whether you struggle with the idea of wearing a bikini in public, have cried in the fitting room while you were trying on clothes one too many times (trust me, we all do it), or just simply have those days when you wake up and feel like your self-esteem isn't where you want it to be, don't worry. Graham is here to help you see the beauty in your body, regardless of your shape or size. Warning: you may suddenly feel like you want to print these quotes out and wallpaper your house with them.

1. On dealing with what you can't change

The Edit, December 2014

2. On loving what you've been given

Vogue.com, November 2014

3. On dressing for herself

Navabi, October 2014

4. On being content at any size

Flare, December 2014

5. On ignoring the haters

On flaunting what you've got

Swimsuits For All

On loving yourself

The Edit, December 2014