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  • Tess Holliday has come out as pansexual: here's what that means

    Janelle Monae, Miley Cyrus and model Tess Holliday have admitted to identifying as pansexual, but what does that really mean?

  • Tess Holliday opens up about having ‘necessary’ abortion in midst of postpartum depression

    Tess Holliday has opened up about having an abortion following the birth of her second child when she was in the midst of postpartum depression and “experiencing suicidal thoughts”.Following the restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in several US states, the Mississippi-born model spoke about her own termination, describing the decision as “awful” but “necessary” for her mental health.“I had postpartum depression and then severe delayed postpartum and that’s what I was dealing with,” Holliday told People. “When I found out that I was pregnant again, I thought there’s no way I could do this. I was already, for the first time, experiencing suicidal thoughts. I literally didn’t want to go through any day at all. So, the thought of having to do it, to go through all of that again, destroyed me.”Holliday told the publication that she wished she didn’t have to share her story, but felt obliged to speak out against the abortion laws that are making it incredibly difficult, and in some states impossible, for women to terminate their pregnancies, even in cases of rape and incest.“In my home state of Mississippi, we had the one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy, the highest rates of school dropout, and it kind of blows my mind that all of that can be happening, but yet we don’t get taught sex ed in school,” she continued. > View this post on Instagram> > ‪YouKnowMe- ‬ ‪I’m from Mississippi, living in California, married with 2 kids, & I had an abortion. ‬ If I was still down south, I might not have been able to get the abortion I wanted & needed. My mental health couldn’t handle being pregnant again & I made the best decision for ME & ultimately my family. It wasn’t the “easy thing to do”, it was excruciating on many levels, but necessary. Do I regret it or question my choice? Not at all. – I’m not alone either. Did you know the majority of abortions in Alabama in 2017 were already parents? Did you know 1-4 women have had an abortion? This isn’t something that only affects women either, In the words of my friend @alokvmenon: “Abortion is a queer issue. Abortion is a trans issue. Abortion is a non-binary issue. A lot of people still mistakenly believe that only cis women & heterosexual people can get pregnant / have abortions & this rhetoric erases queer women, trans men, and non-binary people who have a disproportionately difficult time accessing abortions.” .. – Abortion is healthcare & folx living down south need safe access to abortions. I just donated to @yellowfund which is a grassroots organization funding safe abortion access in Alabama & if you can, please consider donating to them or @abortionfunds, @prochoiceamerica, @sistersong_woc ❤️ Don’t let these old white men tell us what we should do with our bodies. prochoice abortionisahumanright> > A post shared by T E S S H🍒L L I D A Y (@tessholliday) on May 16, 2019 at 8:38am PDT“I feel like we’re shaming people for needing to get an abortion, but then you’re not actually educating them beforehand. “We need more education and we need to talk about all of this more.”Holliday’s interview comes after she first posted about her abortion on Instagram on Friday, describing the experience as “excruciating”.The body positivity spokesperson went on to encourage her 1.9 million followers to make a donation to the Yellowhammer fund, a grassroots organisation that is raising money to give women safe abortion access in Alabama, which now has the strictest abortion laws in the US. It has banned the procedure in all instances unless it is necessary for the mother’s health.The law came into force after the state senate voted 25-6 in favour of the bill earlier this month. All 25 of those who voted in favour were men, with a compilation image of their faces having now been shared thousands of times on social media after Rihanna posted it on 16 May, writing “shame on you”.> take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America. > Governor Kay Ivey...SHAME ON YOU!!!! pic.twitter.com/WuAjSVv6TH> > — Rihanna (@rihanna) > > May 16, 2019“Don’t let these old white men tell us what we should do with our bodies,” Holliday’s post concludes.

  • Piers Morgan reignites feud with model Tess Holliday over plus size magazine cover

    “If Tess Holliday goes to a doctor, he doesn’t celebrate her 300lb size, he says to her you’re morbidly obese and you’re going to die if you don’t do something about your weight.”

  • Tess Holliday slams Piers Morgan for saying she 'needs better friends' to tell her she's 'dangerously overweight'

    Piers Morgan continues to troll the plus-size beauty over her weight, and she's not having it.

  • Tess Holliday criticised for magazine cover 'promoting obesity'

    Plus-size model Tess Holiday appears on the latest issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. and has a lot to say.

  • Don't question Tess Holliday's health

    "That's what changed my world..."

  • How model Tess Holliday has postpartum depression despite her 'baby' being a toddler

    Tess Holliday wrote a revealing post on Tuesday about suffering from postpartum depression, a condition that affects up to one in seven women.

  • What plus-size model Tess Holliday can teach parents about raising sons

    "I wanted to take swim lessons, but my dad said, 'You should probably lose weight first.'"

  • Plus-size models stage protest at London Fashion Week

    A group of lingerie-clad plus-size models, led by Hayley Hasselhoff, protested against a lack of diversity on the runway.

  • Tess Holliday is reminding everyone that fat people have sex too

    Because size and sexiness are not mutually exclusive.

  • Tess Holliday Seemingly Shades Plus-Size Fashion Campaign in Tweet 

    Tess Holliday is seemingly calling out a curvy fashion label for a campaign that’s not so plus-size.

  • Tess Holliday Wears Sheer Shirt That Shows off Her Bra — and People Love It

    Holliday wore a sheer orange top over a black bra, pants to match, and strappy sandals. Holliday, 31, loves to show her fans and followers how to embrace their bodies no matter what their size or shape.

  • Tess Holliday on why fat women and mums are 'robbed of their sexuality'

    'As a mum, I deserve to feel sexy & desired.’

  • Model Tess Holliday Breastfed Baby at Women’s March, Slams Critics Who Told Her to ‘Cover Up’

    When the 7-month-old became hungry and, “overwhelmed by the crowd,” she calmed him by feeding him, and shared a photo of the moment on Instagram.

  • Model Tess Holliday Does A Gisele, Shares Multitasking Mum Breastfeeding Photo

    Earlier this week, plus size model, Tess Holliday took to Instagram to share an intimate snap capturing that exact scenario. In an image which echoes a similar iconic shot of supermodel Gisele Bundchen way back in 2013, the 31-year-old is seen breastfeeding her one-month old son, Bowie while a stylist and make-up artist get her photo-shoot ready. “[Nick] captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next installment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele’s iconic photo breastfeeding on set,” Tess captioned the image.

  • Facebook Forced To Apologise For Rejecting Ad Featuring Plus Size Model Tess Holliday

    The advert, to promote an event called ‘Feminism and Fat’, featured a picture of the model in a bikini but was banned by the social media site because it “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”. “The image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner,” a message from the Facebook Ads team read.

  • Tess Holliday Shows Vile Internet Trolls That Baby Bumps Come In All Shapes And Sizes

    Plus size model Tess Holliday has hit back at body-shaming trolls in the best way possible. It’s the second time in her pregnancy the model has called out internet trolls for criticising her baby body.

  • Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Strikes Back At Critics Who Say She’s Unhealthy

    Being a big lady doesn’t make you overweight, says Tess Holliday. Since landing a contract with Milk Model Management, the 30-year-old plus-size model has fronted numerous campaigns, become an Instagram sensation and landed plenty of magazine shoots. “The girl on the left is obviously underweight - yes she maybe genetically small but it’s pretty obvious she is not healthy and has not been eating a well balanced diet and would be on 500 or less calories a day to achieve her body - nor is she a good role model for young women.

  • Tess Holliday Is Happy Being Called “Plus-Size” - And Thinks Other Models Should Be Too

    Holliday has made waves in the fashion industry in the past few years and is someone you definitely need to know about, if you don’t already. Speaking to Paper magazine, Holliday explained why she happily embraces the term “plus-size” – and doesn’t consider it to have negative connotations. “To be honest, myself and several other plus-size models happily embrace the term,” she said.

  • Tess Holliday Hopes Wow-Factor Shoot Will Help Brits Embrace Plus-Size Fashion

    It’s quite a leap for a UK magazine to feature a plus-size star and Holliday says she hopes the shoot will help Britain become more accepting of plus-size clothing and models here in the UK. “I’ve noticed that a lot of people who criticise me are from the UK - both in the press and on social media. “Here, people just look at me like I’m a crazy person.” [Photo: Instagram/Tess Holliday via Marie Claire UK] But despite the acceptance in the US, Holliday hasn’t had an easy journey to fame.