Ashley Graham, with her demands for a more inclusive fashion industry and subsequent refusal to conform to industry norms, has taken the world of fashion and modeling by storm. In her 2015 Ted Talk, “Plus-Size? More like my size,” she subverts the narrow beauty standards upheld by the industry and, above all else, rejects the “plus-size” label that too often casts curvy models as the other.

These days, she relishes her YouTube series, Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham, where she explores issues in the world of celebrity and advocates for women of all shapes and sizes.

Still, Graham confesses, it was her husband of nearly a decade that pushed her to dream even bigger. Here are six things to know about her husband, Justin Ervin: