Aly Raismain is taking the world by storm, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. After in November about being abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the six-time Olympic medalist delivered a powerful address this week in court that helped put her abuser behind bars.
Raisman joins model and body-positive advocate , singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, and actress Yara Shahidi in a series of stunning photos that haven't been Photoshopped. This is the message behind all of the unretouched #AerieREAL campaigns, which emphasize "loving the whole damn package," as the brand puts it.
“We’ve all been through something that in the end, will make you a stronger person.” @AlyRaisman is a gold medal gymnast and fierce survivor. Aly has competed in and won world-class gymnastics competitions, but it’s her bravery and strength in sharing her own story and advocating for her fellow athletes that makes her a true role model for every single girl. Join the movement & tell us what makes YOU an #AerieREAL Role Model!
"We’ve all been through something that in the end, will make you a stronger person," Raisman is quoted as saying on ae.com, a statement that rings true not just for her own recent experiences, but also those of so many other women who have been moved to speak out in the past year.
The brand has been making waves with their unretouched ad campaigns and emphasis on body positivity and self-love.
"Now, more than ever, we want to encourage women everywhere to feel empowered to embrace their own unique qualities and beautiful REAL selves," Jennifer Foyle, Aerie Global Brand President, told Daily Mail. "Yara, Aly, Rachel, and Iskra truly embody AerieREAL and what it means to be strong, confident, and happy in your own skin."
No retouching. Body positivity. Girl power. Introducing #AerieREAL Role Models! Joining our original Role Model & Body Positivity Activist @Iskra is Singer-Songwriter @RachelPlatten, Actress @YaraShahidi & Gold Medal Gymnast @AlyRaisman. Each of these amazing women inspires us, just like each of YOU inspires us & empowers those around you every single day. Join the movement & share what makes you an #AerieREAL Role Model! 🎵: Broken Glass by @rachelplatten
At only 23 years old, Raisman is poised to continue making an impact; whether it’s an impressive floor routine, brave message, or gorgeous ad campaign, we’ll be right here cheering her on.