Ashley wrote an essay for Lena Dunham's newsletter, Lennyletter.
In her essay, Ashley talks about her responsibility as a body activitist. She talks specifically about comments referring to her size in a recent Instagram picture, with commenters calling her out for looking "slimmer". She points out the criticism she receives for every picture she posts. If she posts a picture from a "good angle", she's called out for trying to "look smaller". If she posts pictures showing her cellulite or rolls, she's called out for "promoting obesity". (FFS) She's been called "ugly" for being ~overweight; and, on the flip slide, has also been called a "fake fat person" when she looks good in pictures.
The source for her letter is HERE . Please read it. She is amazing.
"My body is MY body. I'll call the shots."
In the meantime, Ashley was a guest host on CBS's The Talk yesterday...........