Speaking of stages… Aly has been no stranger to them. In fact, the world first got to know her on the biggest athletic stage of them all, the Olympics. Not only has she represented Team U.S.A., but she helped them win a gold medal in gymnastics, alongside her very talented teammates which included the likes of McKayla Maroney. McKayla and Aly actually have a lot in common, in addition to their talent on the stage of gymnastics. They are both Instagram sensations, and they have certainly learned a lot from each other as far as how to connect to an audience.
And boy, Aly has sure been connecting to her fans, in more ways than one. In addition to her athletic talent and captivating Instagram pictures, she’s also been a voice for the population, an inspiration to young girls the world over. For instance, there was a moment in her and McKayla’s career where some people were shaming them for wearing what was deemed “inappropriate” outfits. Some girls may have buried their head in shame, and some may have taken offense, but not Aly. She responded by posting an Instagram picture of herself in an outfit that made her feel good, which she alluded to in her caption. We’re going to show you this picture, and many more.
Aly’s voice was also capitalized when she responded gracefully to a tragic crime that she was the victim of, along with a number of her teammates. The emotional pain that was inflicted upon them by former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar was unforgivable, but Aly’s voice seems to be getting stronger throughout it all. Perhaps this is the true essence of what she means to her fans. It’s not only what she can do. All of that is certainly impressive, but it’s how she does it that makes us all fall in love with her. It’s her attitude, ladies and gentlemen, that bring her to the top of Mount Rushmore of young female influencers in modern pop culture.
It’s Aly’s heart that allows us to connect with her on the deepest of levels, and stick by her throughout all of her trials and tribulations. The stunning Instagram pictures that she shares with us is simply the cherry on top. So breath it all up, laugh it all in, and do some jumping jacks, because Miss Raisman is inspiring – you know it’s true.