8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin

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8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin
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These 8 nude female athletes feeling comfortable in their own skin is a photo series included in the ESPN Body Issue 2015, meant to make other women embrace their true selves, their inner beauty.

The selected 8 nude female athletes are some of the biggest names in sports, showing us that beauty varies from body to body, and the difference lies in the perception of how we see beauty according to each sport in part.

No matter the size or shape of a woman’s body, these athletes prove that beauty comes from within and every sport has its unique form of special beauty, making these 8 nude female athletes to be proud of their bodies and what they have accomplished so far in their careers.

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Brittney Griner – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“People are either going to accept me for who I am or they’re not.”, Brittney Griner, Basketball Player

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Aly Raisman – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“That’s when I’m most comfortable: sweating in a gym, covered in chalk.”, Aly Raisman, Artistic Gymnast

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Natalie Coughlin – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“I was turning 30 and married going into the 2012 Olympics, so everyone assumed I would retire, have babies and disappear.”, Natalie Coughlin, Swimmer

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Sadena Parks – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“I have a butt that is larger than I want it to be. I know it gives me power in my swing.”, Sadena Parks, Golfer

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Ali Krieger – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a female athlete.”, Ali Krieger, Soccer Player

Amanda Bingson - 8 Naked Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN
Amanda Bingson – 8 Naked Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“I think it’s important to show that athletes come in all shapes and sizes.”, Amanda Bingson, Hammer Throw

Dallas Friday - 8 Naked Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN
Dallas Friday – 8 Naked Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“I grew into being really proud of [my body], knowing that that’s what has enabled me to do what I do.”, Dallas Friday, Wakeboarder

Leticia Bufoni - 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN
Leticia Bufoni – 8 Nude Female Athletes Feeling Comfortable In Their Own Skin Credit: ESPN

“Not a lot of girls skate street. Skating stairs and rails, it hurts a lot.”. Leticia Bufoni, Street Skateboarder