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

Anne de Paula

Ashley Graham

Barbara Palvin

Bianca Balti

Brenna Huckaby

Camille Kostek

Chase Carter

Danielle Herrington

Ebonee Davis

Genie Bouchard

Georgia Gibbs

Hailey Clauson

Haley Kalil

Hunter McGrady

Iyonna Fairbanks

Jasmyn Wilkins

Kate Bock

Kate Upton

Kate Wasley

Lais Ribeiro

Myla Dalbesio

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Jordan

Paige Spiranac

Paulina Porizkova

Raven Lyn

Robin Holzken

Robyn Lawley

Sailor Brinkley Cook

Samantha Hoopes

Sloane Stephens

Tabria Majors

Vita Sidorkina

In other news, Supreme’s SS18 bomber jacket is apparently inspired by this Fendi piece.

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