This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is about more than just celebrating the models’ bodies. Named “In Her Own Words” the project was shot by an all-female team who handed over complete control to the women that were featured.

By using a stripped down studio and giving the models complete artistic and creative control, SI created a platform with which Aly Raisman, Ashley Graham and co. could share their passions, strength, and voice.

As part of this year’s theme, each woman carried a different message on their bodies. Raisman, for example, posed nude with messages for abuse survivors written on her body.

Slogans such as “every voice matters” and “trust yourself” were among the many messages shared by the women.

Check out the official cover below and then scroll on to see who is featured in this year’s issue.

Alexis Ren

Allie Ayers

Aly Raisman

?? @jamesmacari @si_swimsuit

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Anne de Paula

Ashley Graham

Thick chicks in #SportsIllustrated

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Barbara Palvin

@si_swimsuit 2018 is here ❤️

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Bianca Balti

Brenna Huckaby

Camille Kostek

Chase Carter

Goodnight? Happy almost Valentine’s Day! ?

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Danielle Herrington

Just had coffee, so this is how I'm feeling☕️☺️

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Ebonee Davis

Genie Bouchard

Georgia Gibbs

Hailey Clauson

Haley Kalil

Hunter McGrady

Iyonna Fairbanks

Jasmyn Wilkins

Kate Bock

Kate Upton

#SISwim 2018

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Kate Wasley

Lais Ribeiro

Myla Dalbesio

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Jordan

Paige Spiranac

Paulina Porizkova

Raven Lyn

Robin Holzken

Robyn Lawley

Sailor Brinkley Cook

V day fit ? @si_swimsuit

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Samantha Hoopes

Sloane Stephens

A R U B A ? #SISwim

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Tabria Majors

Vita Sidorkina

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