Final Five's Aly Raisman thanks childhood bullies in Reebok Perfect Never campaign
Reebok's Perfect Never campaign is all about women embracing their bodies, and athletes have played a major role in spreading that message.
And now gymnast Aly Raisman is joining the campaign, too.
"Shoutout to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being 'too strong,'" Raisman wrote in a stunning photo on her Instagram page. "Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body."
Shoutout to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being "too strong". Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body. My muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet. Don't ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't look. There is no such thing as a perfect body type. I love being a part of the #PerfectNever campaign. #GirlPower #Supporteachother
There's more #PerfectNever inspiration on Twitter and Instagram, too, if you need a bigger dose of empowerment today from powerful women.
Sean Morrison is a digital media associate for ESPN. Follow him on Twitter @sean_morrison