Tess Holliday Gives Me Hope That I Can Be A Model One Day Even Though I’m Not A Size 0

Tess Holliday Gives Me Hope That I Can Be A Model One Day Even Though I’m Not A Size 0

She's beautiful and she's body positive. All of us should be body positive.

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A lot of people struggle with body image. Men and women of all shapes and sizes and ages struggle with body image.

They perceive themselves in a negative way and feed into underlying emotions. The fact is that it is hard to accept your body whether you are a waif-like cover girl or rounder in shape. When there are only magazine covers with skinny people, it is hard to see yourself wearing the clothes that the models advertise. It is hard to envision yourself in a cute outfit when you do not have the same body that is being adorned on every billboard across the country. Body acceptance is difficult for a lot of people, whether they are a size 00 or 14. However, we are transitioning into a new era of body positivity, and that's why I love models like Tess Holliday.

Tess Holliday, a 33-year-old plus-size model, recently revealed she is the cover star of October 2018 UK Cosmopolitan Magazine. She inspires people like me and others of all sizes to know that even though we do not look like people on billboards and in fashion magazines, we can still be models.

Additionally, Tess Holliday is using her platform to talk about mental health, which is viewed as taboo. "I remember very vividly driving in the car with Bowie (Holliday's 2-year-old son) and I thought to myself, 'I wish I could just disappear. I wish I could vanish", said the model in her interview with Cosmopolitan UK. If she can address her struggles, then so can the average person. She is doing it on a global scale and giving people the courage to be confident in themselves. She inspires me because I know that even if I am not a size 00, I can be a model too. There is a market for every body type, and each person is beautiful in their own way.

Tess Holliday is an inspiring, fresh vision of confidence. With her social media campaign called #effyourbeautystandards, Tess consistently shuts down body shamers. She encourages self-acceptance and promotes positive body image. Men and women of all sizes can be models. It is what's unique that makes us beautiful.

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It's 2019, Can We Stop Talking About Women's Bodies

With all of our problems in the world, why do we still body shame women.

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I'm sure you've heard everything! I'm sure you've heard the screams of women over analyzing the media for shaming our bodies. While there is shaming in the media, our bodies shouldn't be the focus of our world now. Our society is going through some major problems that our beauty and vanity shouldn't be the forefront of everything we see. Women have been expected to look a certain way since the dawn of our conception. I feel like our health, life and political standing are more important than the color that should be on the lips and cheeks of our face. I'd rather be able to go to the doctor without fear of not being heard then learn how to contour my face into oblivion.

Growing up, I had both skinny and plus-sized girlfriends. Did I have that toxic mindset that they were better than me because they were either skinnier than I or had better breast and butt sizes, yes I did and I hate myself for it. I was the troll back in the Myspace days telling skinny girls to eat a cheeseburger and the plus sized girls that they need to eat more salad. Looking back, I was a terrible human to my own gender. I was that normal sized girl (by today's standards) with some fat to keep me warm in the winter (nonexistent in FLORIDA). I also had my friends that would troll other girls because of their own insecurities and jealousy. That is not how we should treat other girls.

The fact that we have more rights and positions then we've had over the past 100 years and we still feel the need to judge ourselves and others still makes us primitive. Throughout history, women have been regarded as either property or as goddesses. Us being goddesses needs to make a comeback. I'm so thankful that we are considering ourselves goddesses because that will inspire girls to do whatever they want. Nowadays girls are learning traditionally male careers at an early age and that's a great step towards equality.

Women shouldn't be known for their bodies and should be known for our accomplishments. Body shaming is archaic and has no position in today's society. Just because a woman wears a size 00 or 22, it doesn't limit our capabilities. A woman wearing a 00 can accomplish learning computer code as same as a woman wearing a size 18. Women's sizing also isn't regulated because a size 12 can be the same as a size 14 in different brands.

If we are going to be continued to be known for our bodies, it looks like we need to stand up for our health. To be able to have a safe abortion, a judge-free hysterectomy or mastectomy would do our world a lot of good. I would rather have a woman get the right healthcare SAFELY then hear about another woman dying because of medical malpractice due to an under the table procedure. Our bodies have every right to have a necessary or wanted procedure to help us feel healthy in both body and mind. For those who continue to judge...It's none of your business.
So ladies...
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you are capable, creative, intelligent, beautiful and WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BE!

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