It’s not easy to choose love towards a body that so many find “disgusting”

It’s not easy to choose love towards a body that so many find “disgusting”

Ryann Maegen Hoven, known professionally as Tess Holliday an American model, blogger, and make-up artist has a choice to make in order to succeed in life. she has to choose between loving her plus size body and see it as an asset and use it for her advantage in life or pay attention to the disgusting things people say about her look and allow that to get into her skin. The latter cannot get her anywhere but to just get her depressed, broke, sick and die as a very miserable Plus Size woman one day.

Tess is very much aware that many find her body “disgusting” but as a way of advice to so many Plus Size people out there this is what she had to tell them: “I’m fortunate to be able to use my body as a tool to connect with others on a more intimate level (& no I’m not talking about sexual intimacy). To be able to share my stories and to keep going despite so many obstacles in my way, to be able to see beauty where others see none, that’s my gift. I chose myself, and I hope whoever is reading this can do the same.

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It’s not easy to choose love towards a body that so many find “disgusting”, & sometimes I wonder if that’s why so many of us spend so much time hating ourselves. To radically love yourself is hard work, but my god it’s worth it. My body has served me well, it’s taught me things about myself, and others, that I didn’t think were possible. This beautiful body has carried two kids, survived so much abuse from others and from myself, and yet I’m still here… Still in awe of what we’ve created together. I’m fortunate to be able to use my body as a tool to connect with others on a more intimate level (& no I’m not talking about sexual intimacy). To be able to share my stories and to keep going despite so many obstacles in my way, to be able to see beauty where others see none, that’s my gift. I chose myself, and I hope whoever is reading this can do the same. #effyourbeautystandards

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