WOMEN
06/07/2017 10:27 am ET

Aly Raisman: Women Don't Have To Cover Up Their Bodies To Be Respected

Listen up ☝️

Aly Raisman is saying goodbye to body shamers.

On Tuesday, the 23-year-old Olympic gymnast posted a photo of herself in a swimsuit on Instagram with a poignant caption about the power of loving yourself just the way you are. 

“Wear whatever makes you feel happy and confident,” Raisman wrote. “Don’t EVER let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t dress. We are all entitled to wear what we want. Females do not have to dress modest to be respected.” 

The gold medal-winning Olympian reminded her Instagram followers to be proud of their bodies.

“It’s never about the number on the scale it’s about the way you feel,” Raisman wrote. “You are all unique and beautiful in your own way. No one is perfect.”

As of Wednesday morning, the post had received over 160,000 likes and 1,600 comments. 

Way to stick that body-positive message, Aly.  

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