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.


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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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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To The Pretty Girl, You're Just What They Want

A pretty face in a crowd is a dime-a-dozen....


To the pretty face,

You are the pretty one. Trust me I know. People walk by, their heads turn. You give them a smile and move along. But as you continue they don't turn around, they don't ask for a date. They won't see what's within. They just see your pretty face. And nothing more.

They won't see your kind heart and warm soul. They won't see you, talk to the person who looks lonely in the grocery store. They won't see you give the shirt off your back to help someone. They won't see the good that you do. They won't see you talk to your best friend tonight. They just see that pretty face. The men especially. They bet how long it will take. To get that stunning girl in their bed. They talk, they make you feel different, they make you feel special. Then they try and guess what they succeeded. Then they leave. It's a bet you see? You don't because you're broken. Ever so broken. To be loved, you had wished. To be held. You can't get passed the feeling of being broken and hurt every damn time. Because a pretty face is all that they see.

They won't even care what's within. You think he was your next prince charming, to sweep you off your feet. But he was the next to break your heart. You lay awake most nights, scared. Asking questions; Will I be loved? Will I ever get commitment? Probably not because it's just a pretty face they see. Nothing more and nothing less. You feel a standard is needed to be held. Dress like that, makeup has to always be done. Don't you ever dare let them see the blemishes, the flaws, the insecurities You will get hurt. They don't want you. They never do. What will the next guy hold? A quick and go? A forever? I will never know. Does he really want me? Or what is between my legs. To know what is behind your shattered heart? Because all he sees is a pretty face.

Maybe you will learn quicker than I did honey. That they just want the pretty face. One day you'll realize and you will run faster than your legs can take you. One day the walls will come down, and they will see more than your pretty face.

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