Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Fights Back Against Body Shamers

Graham calls on women to embrace their bodies in an essay.

— -- Activist and model Ashley Graham became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated last year, and since has become an advocate for breaking down barriers when it comes to body shaming.

She has since gone on to design and debut her own clothing line at Dress Barn.

Yet despite all of the positive recognition the model has received, she still encounters backlash about her physical appearance.

Now, Graham is fighting back yet again, this time against people who attacked her size-14 figure on social media.

Graham penned an essay titled "Shamed if I do, Shamed if I Don't" for the women's website 'The Lenny Letter'.

"To some I'm too curvy," she writes in the essay. "To others I'm too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small - too much, but at the same time not enough."

"Why waste time and energy spewing negativity?" Graham concludes her essay in The Lenny Letter. "Let's worry about our own bodies. My body is MY body. I'll call the shots."