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Even though all eyes are on the Winter Olympics, it was only last month ago that all eyes was on the trial of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former Gymnastics doctor, who was recently sent to prison for the rest of his garbage life after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. Many of Nassar’s victims spoke in court, with one of them being former Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.
It was a powerful moment, and now Raisman is using her recent photo shoot with Sports Illustrated to spread more empowering words. The 23-year-old went nude and had words like “Fierce” and “Woman don’t have to be modest to be respected.”
Check out the photo below thanks to Raisman’s Instagram.
Women do not have to be modest to be respected– Live for you! Everyone should feel comfortable expressing themselves however makes them happy. 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. The female body is beautiful and we should all be proud of who we are, inside and out. Thank you so much @si_swimsuit @mj_day @darciebaum @ja_neyney @taylorbphoto & the rest of the team.
“All of these brave women have power, and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve: A life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors,” Raisman told Nassar in court last month.
Raisman also talks about the importance of this shoot in the SI video below:
“The last few months has been such an empowering and important time for women, Raisman says in the video above. “Each year I think this issue gets more and more meaningful because it continues to celebrate women and everything that we all stand for.”
And here are a few more shots from this shoot:
h/t CBS Sports