Gabrielle Union knows a thing or two about swimsuits.
She and husband Dwyane Wade enjoy a good getaway multiple times a year (they were most recently in the South of France), and living in Miami allows them to enjoy fun in the sun more often than most.
But the 46-year-old beauty slipped in a swimsuit this week for a good cause.
As we prep for summer, it’s a time where we can be quite harsh on ourselves when it comes to our bodies. So in support of The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Union teamed up with retailer Aerie to help spread some body positivity during swimsuit season for their #AerieReal movement. She shared an unretouched photo of herself in a swimsuit, and told her fans that for each person who accompanied her in doing so (tagging #AerieReal in their images), Aerie would donate a $1 to the NEDA.
“Love the swim you’re in! Swimsuit season can trigger a lot of insecurities… cellulite, ingrown hairs, scars, body diversity, ageism, you name it! But it’s important to always embrace, own, and love every inch of yourself… imperfections and all!” she wrote as a caption to a photo of herself in a one-piece. “OWN what your mama gave ya! For every unretouched photo you share with #AerieREAL, @Aerie will donate $1 (up to $25K) to @NEDA .”
The starlet struck a few poses that you can flip through below, and despite them being retouched, there didn’t seem to be a flaw in sight:
We love the idea of using a time of year that is so focused on scrutiny of the body to encourage and share body positivity. And we love that one of our faves is at the forefront of doing so.