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Aly Raisman's Body-Positive Instagram is the Best Thing You'll Read Today

Aly Raisman's Body-Positive Instagram is the Best Thing You'll Read Today

Aly Raisman is constantly inspiring us with her words of wisdom, and she penned a gorgeous essay about staying positive through everything earlier this year.

Now, she is speaking out again, this time about body-shamers, in a fiery and eloquent Instagram post.

The 23-year-old Olympic athlete uploaded an Instagram of herself wearing a deep-V one-piece swimsuit with frills, looking positively stunning — but, as the caption reveals, that so isn’t the point.

“Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident,” Aly writes, “Don’t EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want.”

She then says something especially important: “Females do not have to dress modest to be respected.”

*bursts into applause*

“Be proud of your body,” she continues, “It’s never about the number on the scale it’s about the way you feel. You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect. AND no matter who you are, male or female, we all have those days of insecurity. We are all human. Everyone’s story is important. EVERYONE. You never know what someone is going through. Thank you all for continuing to inspire me each and everyday. Spread the love guys and enjoy your Monday.”

Aly‘s words are catching the Internet’s attention, and fans are calling them “beautiful,” “true,” and “strong.”

Aly Raisman FaceTimes With Her Dogs -- & She's Not The Only One!

Aly Raisman FaceTimes With Her Dogs -- & She's Not The Only One!

Aly Raisman posted an Instagram yesterday (June 5) that is resonating with a ton of her fans — a pic of her FaceTiming her dog!

The 23-year-old Olympic gymnast shared an adorable screenshot of one of her three fluffy white dogs with its nose pressed to the screen, FaceTiming its mama.

“Anyone else FaceTime their dogs?” she captioned the pic, and a ton of her fans — along with a few of her famous friends — responded.

“me all the time,” answered her Final Five fellow gymnast Simone Biles.
“Duh,” affirmed skier Lindsey Vonn.

With such a busy schedule attending events like the Women’s Choice Awards and modeling for Sports Illustrated, it’s no surprise Aly needs a little extra TLC with her furry babies Magic, Coco, and Gibson!

Anyone else FaceTime their dogs? ????????

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One of Simone Biles' Fans Made The Most Incredible Video of Her 'DWTS' Journey

One of Simone Biles' Fans Made The Most Incredible Video of Her 'DWTS' Journey

Simone Biles takes her own photos of the paparazzi while out shopping with Aly Raisman in Los Angeles on Saturday (May 20).

The two Final Five gymnasts got in some downtime while waiting out the final days of Dancing With The Stars.

After being eliminated from the show last week, one of Simone‘s big fans made an incredible video of her journey on the show.

“I made this video edit montage for Simone’s DWTS journey. i can’t express enough how much you inspire me,” fan Sophia wrote on Twitter.

Watch the videos below!

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Vanessa Marano & Aly Raisman Support Meryl Davis At Women's Choice Awards 2017

Vanessa Marano & Aly Raisman Support Meryl Davis At Women's Choice Awards 2017

Meryl Davis looked so pretty in a pale pink dress at the 2017 Women’s Choice Award Show in Los Angeles last night.

The Olympic ice dancer was honored at the event with the Spotlight Award, for her amazing work with Figure Skating in Detroit.

Vanessa Marano, Aly Raisman, Violett Beane and Jillian Rose Reed were all there to root Meryl on.

“Not to mention she’s an Olympic gold medalist! This girl is so humbling and is such a light in today’s darkness,” Violett shared about Meryl on Instagram.

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Aly Raisman's Life Positivity Essay Is All You Ever Need To Read

Aly Raisman's Life Positivity Essay Is All You Ever Need To Read

There’s no question of if Aly Raisman is an inspirational person, we can tell you that she 100% is — and she keeps on proving it with an amazing essay.

The Olympic gymnast wrote for Elle magazine about positivity in just not her body, but in life.

“I saw in an interview one time, someone said instead of picking myself apart in the mirror, which is what so many people do, I start the day by telling myself that I look good and to focus on being a good person, working hard, and being smart and that makes me feel more beautiful and more confident,” Aly writes for the glossy.

“When you feel confident in the kind of person you are, everything else falls into place.”

She adds, “But you can’t rely on someone else to make you feel confident. You have to figure it out from within. Sometimes people expect others to make them feel confident and there is so much pressure if you’re in a relationship [for] the other person has to make you feel confident, but you have to love yourself first before you can really be happy.”

This isn’t a suggest article for you, it’s required reading! Go now!

Aly is pictured below with teammate Laurie Hernandez and the other James E. Sullivan Award Finalists Kyle Snyder, Ginny Thrasher, Ashleigh Johnson and Lauren Carlini at the Empire State Building.

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Aly Raisman Reveals The Confidence She Found Behind Modeling

Aly Raisman Reveals The Confidence She Found Behind Modeling

Aly Raisman is giving us major confidence by finding confidence herself.

The Olympic gymnast, who made the best comeback ever at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, dished about modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and how she gained all the confidence she needed for life from it.

“I [also] model because when I was younger I used to get made fun of by the boys in my class,” she shared in an Instagram video. “They told me that I was too strong, that I looked manly, and that I was anorexic and looked like I was on steroids. Of course, that really bothered me, and I used to hate the way that I looked, which, looking back, it makes me feel really sad.”

Aly adds, “But that’s why I’m so proud to be in the SI Swim 2017 issue because at 22 years old I feel strong and beautiful in my own way and there is no perfect body type.”

Aly, and boyfriend Colton Underwood, are pictured at multiple events this weekend at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival in Houston, Texas.

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Aly Raisman Gets Boyfriend Colton Underwood's Support at 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' Launch!

Aly Raisman Gets Boyfriend Colton Underwood's Support at 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' Launch!

Aly Raisman gets the support of her football player boyfriend Colton Underwood while walking the red carpet at the launch of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Thursday (February 16) at Center415 in New York City.

The 22-year-old Olympic gymnast is featured in the issue and she was joined at the event by fellow model Barbara Palvin.

Sailor Brinkley Cook also walked the red carpet with her mom, former cover model Christie Brinkley, and sister Alexa Ray Joel. The three ladies appear in the issue together!

10+ pictures inside of Aly Raisman and others at the event… More Here! »

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Aly Raisman Meets Up with Tim Tebow at Pre-Super Bowl Party!

Aly Raisman Meets Up with Tim Tebow at Pre-Super Bowl Party!

Aly Raisman poses for a cute photo with former football player and current baseball player Tim Tebow while attending ESPN The Party on Friday night (February 3) in Houston, Tex.

The 22-year-old gold medalist was joined by her brother Brett while checking out the party held during 2017 Super Bowl Weekend!

Also in attendance, totally slaying the carpet with her chic fashion, was model Chanel Iman.

We’ll be posting all the coverage of the Super Bowl parties this weekend, so make sure to keep checking back for more posts!

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