Before the critics hit out: Aly Raisman is making it clear that women can be both sexual and respected
15 Febrero 2018 15:56
Aly Raisman captivated the world with her message of empowerment during disgraced doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse trial, and now she is causing another stir with her latest shoot in Sports Illustrated.
The three-time Olympic gold medalist posed nude for Sports for the publication’s swimsuit issue, with words such as ‘survivor’, ‘fierce’, ‘women’ and ‘every voice matters’ written across her body.
One phrase written along her right side may serve as a cautionary response to her inevitable critics: ‘Women do not have to be modest to be respected.’
‘Everyone should feel comfortable expressing themselves however makes them happy,’ Raisman said in a statement about her photo shoot.
‘Women can be intelligent, fierce, sexy, powerful, strong, advocate for change while wearing what makes them feel best. The time where women are taught to be ashamed of their bodies is OVER.’
23-year-old Raisman is among more than 160 women and girls who have come forward to say they were sexually abused by Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who has been imprisoned for life for his crimes.