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Plus Size model, Tess Holliday, had plenty to celebrate on Monday on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, when she launched her new book, “The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In”.
The Mississippi born and L.A. stunner began her career working as a model for independent designers and brands, but soon amassed a significant social media following, cementing her status as a top influencer in the body positivity space.
Tess Holliday has been changing the shape of the modeling industry since 2010.
A pioneer of the body positive movement she launched her #effyourbeautystandards campaign in 2013, empowering people of all shapes and sizes to embrace the body they are in right now.
In the past four years, this movement has grown and the body positive hashtag has been shared over two million times.
In early 2015, Tess broke boundaries when she was signed to MiLKManagement in the UK, making her the first model of her size to be signed to a major agency. “Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on the scale,” quotes Tess.
BlueStreak Books, an imprint of Weldon Owen is delighted to help body positive pioneer Tess Holliday share her frank, moving and uplifting life-story with her memoir, “The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In”.
The book serves as Tess passionate plea for modern women and men to be comfortable in their own skin.
In Tess’s humorously candid account, the woman at the forefront of the body positive movement explains why we should learn from our mistakes and embrace our imperfections.
It’s this discovery that has helped her through life, from being abused and bullied about her weight, to raising a child alone and fending off social media trolls.