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Plus Size Blogger Tess Holiday's Clothing Line In The Works

If you're not familiar with Tess Holiday, get familiar.

You don't have to be a member of the plus size community to be familiar with the amazing woman who coined the phrase #EffYourBeautyStandards. This beauty and blogger has taken her confidence to the next level by uplifting women and helping their confidence shine through despite their size. It's safe to say that Tess has definitely earned the title of a body positivity guru and teacher.
We can't help, but love her positivity and let's not forget her awesome sense of style. Speaking of style, Tess has taken her talents to the next level and will be launching her own clothing line. If you missed her in the latest H&M diversity campaign [see here] than you missed out on her great sense of style. She proves that anything a size 2 can wear a size 24 can wear just as well.
Let's just say the anticipation is real and there is no doubt in my mind that this clothing line will be anything short of spectacular.
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yes, she is def a great role model to the curvy community! @Luci546
I love her <3 She makes it worthwhile to find a way to be happy about what I wear and work harder for my confidence c:
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For The Love Of God, STOP Equating Body Size Beauty To Health!
As you know, I am ALLLL about body positivity; which means I stalk body positive articles like its my job (why isn't it my job WHYYYY). But then after reading an article I do the one thing body positive people should NEVER do; I read the comments. And let me tell you, I just get disgusted with the WORLD. Most negative comments always try to bring up that body positive activists are trying to spread their unhealthy lifestyles and their just "too lazy to be normal pretty." Please, do me a favor and shut the fuck up, because you have no idea what you are talking about. New Flash- HEALTH AND BODY SIZE DOES NOT ALWAYS GO HAND IN HAND! Yes, of course, I am not naive, if you do not eat healthy or exercise you more then likely will be bigger but that isn't always the case and you certainly can not tell someones fucking life choices based on a picture of them! Some people are bigger. Beautiful women like Tess Holliday are bigger, yet she works out 4 times a week with a personal trainer. She just is BIGGER. Then there are some people like Nela Zisser who is a standard model (very small) who consumes over 10,000 calories regularly for eating challenges. But does anyone worry about her cholesterol? No, because she isn't fat. But that isn't even the biggest issue. People aren't just relating body size to health, they are basing someones beauty, their self esteem, their confidence, on a faux idea of a total strangers"health". And not only that, but people seem to believe that they have the RIGHT to comment on someones personal health if they are anything bigger then a size 6!! What the fuck. Some people are happy to be bigger, some people love that they have a body big enough to fit their fantastic personality. Some people just don't feel the need to take up less space to make someone else happier. And if that person is happy, you have no fucking right to decide they are not healthy enough to be beautiful, to be happy, to love themselves. Health does not determine beauty, so stop trying to bring the bad bitches down. They don't have time for you.
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