Plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday’s passionate plea for modern women, whoever they are, is to be comfortable in their own skin. In her first book, she shares her powerful personal story and offers inspiration and tips to women everywhere that will help them not merely survive, but thrive and chart their own course to acceptance, power, and true beauty.
MOM. FEMINIST. PLUS SIZE. SUPERMODEL. LOUD. PROUD. BODY ACTIVIST. BEAUTIFUL. BUSINESS WOMAN. HOMEMAKER. CAT OWNER. FUNNY. OUTSPOKEN. WIFE. DAUGHTER. LOVER. FIGHTER. SURVIVOR. #effyourbeautystandards.
Tess Holliday is many things and perfect is not one of them. But she loves her imperfections—after all, they’ve formed the woman she is today. Tess’s number one rule in life is to love yourself no matter who you are, what your faults may be, where you come from, or what dress size you wear! It’s this discovery that has helped her through life—from being abused and bullied about her weight, to raising a kid alone and fending off social media trolls.
Now here in this amusingly candid account, the woman at the forefront of the body positive movement—who has been credited with transforming the fashion industry—explains why you should be happy to make mistakes but how to properly learn from them, as well as how to love your imperfections and be comfortable in your own skin, no matter how much you have.
A size 22, Tess Holliday is the largest supermodel to be signed by a major modeling agency, MiLK Management, and has quickly become a global phenomenon. Tess is credited with shaking up the fashion industry, forcing it to question the norm, and spearheading the body-positive movement with her #effyourbeautystandards campaign. A hugely popular social media star, Tess has more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.7 million on Facebook from around the world. Tess attracts a lot of media attention—she was a cover star for PEOPLE magazine and makes regular appearances in and on Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, MailOnline, The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and The Independent. She was voted one of the top plus-size models in the world by Vogue Italia and made Time magazine’s list of 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. Loud, proud, and very funny, Tess’s humorous yet emotive take on life as a modern woman follows the trails blazed by outspoken feminists like Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Tina Fey. Tess lives in LA with her husband and two children.