Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models

The more we share our power, the stronger we all become. Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models!

Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role Models

Iskra, Body Positivity Activist

Real power: Lifting up others

Iskra been there through it all—sharing the #AerieREAL love since 2014, championing body positivity and challenging the modeling industry to include women of all shapes, sizes and abilities.

 

Brenna Huckaby, Paralympic Medalist

Real power: Fearless

Brenna started snowboarding after she lost her leg to cancer, and went on to become a world champion not just once, but 3 times! She inspires on and off the slopes as a mom to her 3-year-old daughter.

 

Busy Philipps, Actress and Author

Real power: Authenticity

Busy is completely and authentically herself. That’s vital to her job as host of her own talk show and most importantly, as a mom to 2 young girls.

 

Jameela Jamil, Actress and Activist

Real power: Voice

Jameela uses her voice to remind all of us to recognize the value beyond our bodies. She founded the I Weigh movement to provide a space for everyone to share their REAL worth.

 

Cleo Wade, Artist and Poet

Real power: Love

Cleo is on a mission to tell the world about the powers of love, the impacts of community and the importance of social justice. Her book Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life is a powerful compilation of notes, poetry and advice.

 

Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast

Real power: Strength

Aly is all kinds of strong—from the strength that led her to become a world champion gymnast, to the strength she found to speak out against sexual abuse and empower others to speak their truths, too.

 

Samira Wiley, Actress and Activist

Real power: Smile

Samira is a bright light who radiates passion and purpose. She shines on screen in our favorite shows, and off screen as a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community.

 

Molly Burke, YouTuber and Motivational Speaker

Real power: Acceptance

Molly shares everything on her YouTube, from personal stories to beauty tips to mental health and anti-bullying advocacy. And she just happens to be blind. Molly started to lose her sight when she was just 4 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from fighting for inclusivity and accessibility for all.

Your real power is… YOU!

Introducing your new #AerieREAL Role ModelsStay tuned for so much more from our #AerieREAL Role Models—more stories, more power, more love. Shop their faves here!

 

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Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman

Aly’s real power is strength, and she lives her power every single day. She’s all kinds of strong—from the strength that led her to become a gold medal gymnast, to the strength she found to speak out against sexual abuse and empower others to speak their truths, too.

As an #AerieREAL Role Model since 2018, not only has Aly helped us share the #AerieREAL love, but she’s seen the change within herself: “Being an #AerieREAL Role Model has been so empowering for me. I’ve seen the transformation within myself over the last year.”

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman

Aly is always on the go, and she loves to wear what feels best: “I like wearing clothes that are comfortable and make me feel confident to be the best version of myself!” Shop her Aerie faves here.

Get to know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman“If I want to have the strength and the courage to help other people, I have to take care of myself.”

Meet all of your new #AerieREAL Role Models here.

 

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You Got It From Your Mama!

Here’s to our role models! This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating MOM—your original role model. To get ready, we brought our #AerieREAL Role Models and their moms together for an extra-special shoot. Find out what Iskra, Yara and Aly got from their mamas and share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

See behind-the-scenes fun from the shoot and read our #AerieREAL Role Models’ stories below!

Iskra Lawrence with her mom, Wilma

Iskra: “Her gift is that she’s grateful and excited for each and every single thing in life. That’s really really wonderful and so happy and positive to be around. You show me what unconditional love truly means.”

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Wilma: “I think for moms out there, it’s really important to always be positive, to bring a positive vibe each day, to tell your children how much you love them, how much you do appreciate them. Just be happy.”

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Yara Shahidi with her mom, Keri

Yara: My mom is one of the biggest influences in my life. Part of it is just watching her maneuver through the world. Being able to be in your presence, I’ve watched you maneuver through the world without compromising. You’ve always been very honest and open with me.Even being able to see the times in which you’ve struggled has made it so I embrace myself and I embrace the moments when I don’t feel my best. And rather than glossing over those, you’ve taught me to really live in those moments and figure out how to grow from those moments rather than feeling as though I have to attain some random idea of perfection.”

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Keri: “I feel like one of my jobs before I had her, before my husband and I manifested this creature, was to know that we were depositing goodness. And for her to reflect back and say ‘geez thank you’ without me whispering in her ear “name me a role model” is honestly more than I could ever ask. So I’m honored.”

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Aly Raisman with her mom, Lynn

Aly: “No matter what I do, no matter how crazy everything gets, I always look forward to coming home & just being grounded & having that balance. Family is the best place for me, so I feel very lucky.”

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Lynn: “Be confident, be supportive and kind, and just really love yourself.”

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Share your story! Tell us what you got from your mama or what you hope to pass on to your kids with us @Aerie #AerieREAL.

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It’s International Women’s Day!

Aerie women change the world. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re honoring game-changing #AerieREAL women across the globe. Today, we’re also launching styles designed in collaboration with our #AerieREAL Role Models and supporting causes close to their hearts. 100% of sales of limited-edition styles designed with Yara, Aly, Rachel and Iskra will be donated to movements that matter:

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100% of sales will be donated to Innocence Project, a special cause that works to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated.

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100% of sales will be donated to Darkness to Light, a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

 

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to I AM THAT GIRL, a non-profit that provides leadership, social & personal development programs for high school & college girls.

 

It's International Women's Day!

100% of sales will be donated to NEDA, a non-profit that supports those affected by eating disorders.

It's International Women's Day!

Show your support this International Women’s Day and wear what matters to you! Share your photos with #AerieREAL and help raise awareness for these amazing causes.

 

 

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Get To Know #AerieREAL Role Model Aly Raisman

“We’ve all been through something that in the end, will make you a stronger person.”

Aly Raisman is #AerieREAL!

Aly is a gold medal gymnast and fierce survivor. She has competed in and won world-class gymnastics competitions, but it’s her bravery and strength in sharing her own story and advocating for her fellow athletes that makes Aly a true role model for every single girl.

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As a gold medal winner, Aly knows how it feels to win, but this #AerieREAL Role Model believes that your true character shows through when you’re forced to deal with the losses in your life.

“It’s really empowering to be in your bra and underwear and it’s just the real you. It’s no retouching.” Aly is all about pieces that make her feel comfortable and confident. Shop her faves and see more from all of our #AerieREAL Role Models here.

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Aly’s words to live by? “Fierce. Kind. Humble. Love.”

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Join the #AerieREAL movement! Share what makes YOU an #AerieREAL Role Model with us.

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Introducing #AerieREAL Role Models

No retouching. Body positivity. Girl power. Introducing #AerieREAL Role Models!

Joining our original Role Model and Body Positivity Activist Iskra is Singer-Songwriter Rachel Platten, Actress Yara Shahidi and Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman. Each of these amazing women inspires us, just like each of YOU inspires us and empowers those around you every single day.

See more from our #AerieREAL Role Models here (and watch them below!), shop their faves and stay tuned for Real Talks and so much more inspiration from these amazing women.

This is women supporting women. This is empowerment. This is #AerieREAL!

Rachel, Yara, Aly and Iskra are #AerieREAL, and so are YOU! Join the movement and share what makes you an #AerieREAL Role Model.

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