Aly Raisman poses nude for 2018 SI Swimsuit: ‘Women do not have to be modest to be respected’

Aly Raisman poses nude for 2018 SI Swimsuit: ‘Women do not have to be modest to be respected’

Aly Raisman is using her platform as an Olympian to empower herself and others.

Last month, the gold-medal winning gymnast delivered a chilling testimony in court about the abuse she and her fellow athletes endured at the hand of Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 160 women and girls.

Since then, Raisman, 23, has teamed with clothing brand Aerie, starring in its new #AerieReal campaign un-retouched to encourage tolerance, acceptance and body positivity. And now she’s joining Sports Illustrated Swim‘s new franchise, “In Her Own Words,” posing completely nude with only the phrases “trust yourself,” “live for you,” and “abuse is never okay” written on her body.

“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. 
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