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#WCW: Model Tess Holliday

For the past few days, we've had our eye on a certain gorgeous, vocal, strong woman: model Tess Holliday.

The lady of the hour is the first woman of her size to land a contract with a major modeling agency. She also happens to be a fashion blogger and founder of the viral #effyourbeautystandards movement, which has a mission of promoting self love no matter the shape or size of your body.

Here, in her own words, three reasons we should love the skin we're in:

1. On her mission...
?I understand not everyone understands what I?m about. But to me it?s such a simple concept. It?s all about loving your body regardless of your size and chasing your dreams.?

2. On this Instagram of herself in lingerie...
"I hope this makes you realize that it's okay to be yourself, even if you happen to exist in a fat body." 

3. On supporting other women...
"As women, we spend so much time ripping each other apart, when the reality is we are stronger together than we are divided. We all want the same thing: to be valued, appreciated, respected. Stop the hate--come together and hold your heads high, ladies."

 

 

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