The former Olympian posed nude for this year’s issue.
Aly Raisman continues to impress. The former United States star Olympian is posing nude in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
The 23-year-old former gymnast last month gave an empowering testimony at the hearing of former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexual abusing dozens of young women, including Raisman. Now, she’s teaming up with Sports Illustrated to continue speaking out.
Raisman is featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She posed nude as part of the “In Her Own Words” campaign.
The former United States Olympian is featured completely naked with the words “trust yourself,” “live for you,” and “abuse is never okay” written on her body in black ink.
“I would like to remind everyone that being a survivor is nothing to be ashamed of, and going through a hard time does not define you,” Raisman told SI Swim. “I hope that we can one day get to a point where everyone realizes that women do not have to be modest to be respected. We are free to draw confidence and happiness in our own way, and it is never for someone else to choose for us or to even judge us for that matter.”
Raisman is featured in the “In Her Own Words” campaign with a couple of other models. Sailor Brinkley Cook, Paulina Porizkova and Robyn Lawley are also featured.
“For me, ‘In Her Own Words’ serves as a reminder that we are all humans, we are all battling something, and it is ok to not be ok,” Raisman added. “We are not alone and we need each other.”
Sports Illustrated published video of Raisman’s shoot today. Check it out:
The magazine will be on newsstands soon. The cover was unveiled earlier this morning.