Ashley Graham tells fan to embrace the term 'big girl' after posting nude selfie

"I love my big strong beautiful body," Graham wrote.
/ Source: Today

Ashley Graham may be busy as a new mom, model, author and podcast host, but she always has time to spread her message on body positivity.

The 32-year-old model shared a nude selfie Sunday on her Instagram, captioning the shot, “nakie big girl.”

The photo was met with plenty of love and support from friends and fans, but one comment in particular got a touching response from Graham.

“I hate that this is seen as ‘big girl’ I see nothing but a beautiful, naturally curvy woman in all her glory..... super sexy and womanly,” one fan wrote.

The model responded, writing, “I hear what you’re saying. But if you look at ‘big’ as a positive or love then you can see it like I do. I love my big strong beautiful body. Love you girlie.”

Graham’s response sparked a thread of responses from fans agreeing with her message.

"I was always the biggest kid in class and felt terrible, but as I got older I realized big is powerful and beautiful and it’s amazing!!" wrote one commenter.

"'Big’ is hot," added another with two heart emojis. "You look bloody amazing mamma."

The TV personality has embraced body positivity throughout her career and has been especially open about her transition into motherhood. She often speaks candidly highs and lows of being a new mom.

Most recently, Graham shared a raw video on Instagram with her stretch marks on full display eight months after giving birth to her first child, Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.

Graham also showed off her curves and stretch marks in July in a series of un-retouched photos taken by her husband, Justin Ervin.

"There's always a question of what do you want us to retouch, and what do you want us to take out? And I said, 'Nothing,' except from a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop," Graham told People about the photos. "I want everybody to know genuinely. ... I want people to see who I am because everybody has a story."