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Plus-Size Model Says, ‘Stop Commenting On My Weight Or Perceived Health’

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Plus-Size Model Says, ‘Stop Commenting On My Weight Or Perceived Health’

“Hearing comments about weight is triggering as hell.”

Tess Holiday has opened up about struggling with her body image in a way she’s never experienced. Alongside several sweet snaps of herself and others on holiday, the plus-size attested that it sometimes takes much work and energy to leave her house, but then she’s grateful, even when it’s tough. 

It would be recalled that in 2021, the mom-of-two revealed she was anorexic and in recovery after battling an eating disorder. 

“I’m gonna be honest. I’ve been really struggling with body image in a way I’ve never experienced. It’s been almost debilitating because even though y’all see me out having fun, it sometimes takes so much work & energy just to be able to leave the house,” Holiday, 36, wrote in her newest post.

She added: “I’m the kind of gal that always wants my photo taken, until lately & these are some of the first photos I’ve taken in a while where I saw myself in them and was kind (I’m working it). Soaking up this family time & feeling grateful, even when it’s tough.”

Of the hateful comments she has garnered about her fluctuating weight, Holiday wrote on Instagram: “To everyone that keeps saying, you’re looking healthy lately, or you are losing weight, keep it up! Stop. Don’t. Comment. On. My. Weight. Or. Perceived. Health. Keep. It. To. Yourself. Thanks.” She acknowledged she did lose weight but is now feeding her body regularly for the first time in her entire life.”

“For folks like me that are trying to reframe our relationship with our bodies & heal, hearing comments about weight is triggering as hell.”

She continued: “It sets us back in our progress and when people working on themselves see you commenting to me that way, it hurts THEM, not just me.” 

Last May, the activist insisted she’s not ashamed to talk about being anorexic and in recovery. Holiday also claimed she’s the result of a culture that celebrates thinness and equates that to worth, but now she gets to write her own narrative. She had concluded, saying: “I’m finally able to care for a body that I’ve punished my entire life & I am finally free.” 

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