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Abused gymnast posing nude with a powerful message

“Women are not virtuous to respect.’ With those words on her body, Aly Raisman, who have been abused by sportdokter Larry Nassar, naked posed.

The ex-gymnast shared on social media with a nude photo where she poses with the striking words. On other pictures are also words such as ‘survivor’ and ‘trust yourself’. The photo shoot is part of the series ‘In her own words’ of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Raisman shared a message on social media that they are women, encourages their bodies to celebrate and freely express it.

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.

A message is shared by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on 13-Feb-2018 at 9:18 (PST)

‘Everyone should be themselves without problems be able to express in any way that makes them happy,’ says she. “Women can be intelligent, boisterous, sexy, powerful, and to change aim while they wear where they have the best feel. The time that women are taught that they should be ashamed about their body is over. The female body is beautiful and we would all must be proud of who we are, inwardly and outwardly.’

Aly Raisman is one of the more than 100 victims of the American sportdokter Larry Nassar have been abused and grew up to be one of the most outspoken voices against sexual abuse in the sport.

During the process, fell to the ex-gymnast by her poignant testimony. The wooden churches in maramureş said that it is difficult to articulate what it means to be a victim of sexual abuse. ‘Imagine that you have the impression that you have no voice and are powerless, ” she said. “Well, you know what, Larry? I have both power and a voice, and I am just beginning to use them.’

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