Acclaimed model, Ashley Graham, has recently opened up about the horrors of sexual harassment she experienced when she was 17. Graham, 29, shared her story with Glamour and doesn't hold back any details.
"There was an incident on set of a campaign job when I was 17 years old - I haven't told this story - and there was a photo assistant who was into me," Graham explained. "He was like, 'Hey, come here,' and he led me into a closet. And I was like, 'What?' I thought he was going to show me something."
From there, Graham explained the graphic details. Unfortunately, this was not the first time that Graham had experienced this kind of harassment.
When she was 10, a son of a family friend, who was 18 at the time, forced Graham to touch him inappropriately.
"It was like, 'Did I do something to provoke that?' Or, 'Did I give them a signal that it was OK?' The insecure girl inside me was like, 'Well, maybe I did something.' To all those girls out there: No, you didn't do anything."
Graham became loved by fans across social media for her views on body positivity.
As a plus-sized model, Graham made headlines when she went public with her struggles with cellulite. This hasn't held Graham back at all because she hopes to be a role model for other girls who face similar issues.
"Some days I feel like I have superpowers, but some days I feel like I'm the fattest girl in the world," Graham continued in the Glamour article. "And I talk about my back fat and my cellulite because it's important to have women in the media addressing the things that society has called flaws."