Yesterday, highlights from ESPN the Magazine's seventh annual Body Issue were released online, unleashing a whirlwind of inspiration. The issue has six covers, and three of them feature badass female athletes — women who have insecurities about their physical appearance, who don't necessarily feel pretty or slim, but still have a profound appreciation for their bodies.
Here are the three Olympians' wise words on overcoming body-image issues and feeling empowered by their bodies. (No doubt we could learn a thing or two.)
Amanda Bingson, 25, hammer thrower