Although we live in a world of differences and democracy, body shaming is a hot topic, especially on social media. When people are body-shamed, they often close inside themselves and feel depressed. This woman, however, had a powerful response to the person who called her fat, and she reminded him that what he calls fat is running a whole marathon in less than 4 hours. Another woman decided to take it to Instagram to remind people that fat people, including herself, have sex and can look good. The size 22 model Tess Holliday posed topless covering her breasts and wearing underwear. It sends people a powerful message of acceptance and changing the perspective about female sexuality.
She was photographed by Anastasia Garcia in New York City at the end of August.
Here are the photographer’s impressions about the photo shoot.
Tess has more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram.
She often shares sultry selfies with her followers.
She spoke openly about body image on the YouTube series Pour Decisions With Candace. She admitted that before she met her husband Nick Holliday she feared she would never find someone who loved her.
‘I am a size 22, and I never thought that I would find somebody,’ she said. ‘I found somebody that loves my body and tells me all the time, and [he] constantly makes people feel uncomfortable because he touches my butt and other parts of my body in public.’
Her confidence helped her to attract Nick and he reached out to her in Tumblr in 2012. That’s when their relationship started.
Nick was pretty open about their relationship, too. ‘I don’t love my wife in spite of her being fat or because she is fat either, I just love her.’ Nick wrote this when he shared this image of Tess earlier in August.
In the middle of August, Tess posted a photo of her 11-year-old son, Rylee, flipping through the pages of her new book. The sight of her son reading her book was a very emotional experience for her.
She has been preparing for the release of the book for weeks. It is called The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl.
The book aims to help people struggling with body image and also learn to be comfortable in their own skin.
Tess also shared some playful photos of herself and her one-year-old son Bowie in the bathroom.
It looks like family is above all for her!