Aly Raisman's New Collection with Aerie Helps to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Aerie is donating 15 percent of the collection's sales to the nonprofit organization Darkness to Light.
Aly Raisman might be a two-time Olympic gymnast, but it's her role as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault that has continued to make her such an inspiration to young girls around the world. On top of writing a memoir detailing the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar, the 24-year-old athlete has partnered with Aerie to become a #RoleModel, encouraging women to embrace their bodies and take pride in their muscles, because there's no singular definition of what it means to be "feminine."
Now, Raisman is combining her passions and launching her own activewear capsule collection with Aerie that will directly benefit children impacted by sexual abuse.
"It means so much to me that Aerie is supportive of this important initiative and also willing to help financially because it will provide more free training for adults who want to become educated on prevention," Raisman said in the press release.
The nine pieces from the Aerie capsule collection include leggings, sports bras, and t-shirts-each of which Raisman had a hand in designing. She hopes her creations will encourage "strength, wellness, and mindful living," as they are all emblazoned with positive affirmations. Her favorite item? The red sports bra that reads "Unapologetically Me." (Related: How Aly Raisman Boosts Her Body Confidence Through Meditation)
"I always loved competing in red, because it is such a fierce and strong color. Red is definitely a statement and I want every girl and woman to feel fierce and powerful when they wear my collection," she said in the press release.
"There is nothing better than being unapologetically who you are," she continued. "It is such a good feeling."
The full Aerie x Aly Raisman collection is available to shop in stores and online today. BTW, it's seriously affordable, ranging from just $17- $35, so snag these items while you can.