Aly Raisman is standing up for all women in 2018

March 9, 2018

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2018 has been a big year for Aly Raisman.

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The 23-year-old Olympic gymnast was one of the many victims that read powerful statements at former Olympian team physician Larry Nassar's sentencing.

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I am here to face you, Larry, so you can see I have regained my strength. That I am no longer a victim, I am a survivor.

— Aly Raisman

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Raisman is something of a champion for women. In addition to facing her abuser, she's joined Aerie in a campaign to promote body positivity.

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Raisman was featured in several stunning photos, sporting American Eagle sister brand on Instagram.

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Perhaps the most stunning thing of all is that none of the images are airbrushed. They are 100% real, and meant to celebrate the beauty of all kinds of bodies.

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In a time when fashion brands and media often portray unrealistic expectations of “ideal” body types, Raisman's campaign is a real breath of fresh air.

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We look forward to seeing more of Raisman's fierce competition on the mat, but until then, we'll be stalking her Instagram.

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