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Ashley Graham, Brooklyn-based supermodel and activist, to host book signing in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn BookBeat

May 9, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Ashley Graham. Photo by Cass Bird

On Wednesday, May 17, supermodel body activist, and now author Ashley Graham will host a book signing at The Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge. One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm and inspiring memoir.

Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of 13. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, she has graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of “America’s Next Top Model.”  

Graham is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women — no matter their individual body type, shape or weight.

In this collection of insightful, provocative essays illustrated with a dozen photos, Graham shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving — and how we still have work to do; the fun and stress of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams — defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn’t be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Graham offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is, to bolster self-confidence and motivation to be her strongest, healthiest and most beautiful self.

Though a Nebraska native, Graham now calls Brooklyn home.  

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