Tess Holliday er ikke fremmed for at fortælle hendes tanker. Whether she makes a political statement with her outfit choices or complains back on body shamers on social media, the plus-size model is an open book-so it’s only fitting that she has laid the paper and written a faktiske mose om hendes rejse. Hollidays oprigtige memoir, Den ikke så subtile kunst at være en fed pige: Elsker huden, du er i, Come next month and offer an inspiring statement for its own way to body acceptance.
Jeg synder underskriftstil holder bogen positive vibes. Da hun stoppede forbi Med stilS New York City HQ sidste uge, spurgte vi, hvad fans kan se frem til i sin litterære debut. Hendes svar? “Forhåbentlig, humor,” sagde hun. “And a little inspiration about the fact, everything is possible, and you can do basically the impossible. I just hope to inspire people to do their own things and embrace what makes them unique and self.”
Rul ned for vores fulde chat med Holliday. You will find out how she assigns her sons to being feminists who list her style icons and what she is bound with Chrissy Teigen.
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You are a great advocate for body positivity in all the work you do. How was the process of writing this book different from what you have previously done?
Now it’s a bottle in one place for everyone to look at and read and hopefully be inspired by. I continued to think that I put all this content on social media and you know you get a little glimpse of my life and maybe things I’m going through, but it would be great to actually have a resource to say that “Her er min historie, her er hvordan jeg kom hende.” Forhåbentlig læser folk det og siger “Ja, det kan jeg godt.” In the book I have been like Tess Holliday’s guide to life or a little bit of my advice all the way through . Så de er bare små takeaways, som folk kan holde fast på deres væg eller huske om, når de har en dårlig dag.
What was the hardest part of the writing process?
There was so much pressure to make sure I said what I would say that I inspired other people and that I got everything as I would say. Maybe I felt that I might not do the best work, but then I had to remind myself that I can always do it again. There can always be another book or a part to.
You have previously said that you raise your sons to be little feminists. How do you make an effort to do it?
I speak about it in the book – why I want to increase your children to be feminists. And if you do not even use the phrase, make sure they are aware of what is happening in the world and make sure they treat other people with respect – whether they are people of different sexes, races, minorities, social backgrounds. Det er virkelig vigtigt bare at være en god person. And that’s what the core of feminism is: caring for other people, do your part to make the world a better place than the way you found it. And so I always try to tell my 11-year-old especially that he should treat other people with kindness. He must be patient with other people and it is not always easy. Og så bekymrer min 1-årige not much about much, but when he’s old enough, I’ll do the same. Se, det kan ikke alle holde fast, men forhåbligt vil noget af det.
Du er en inspiration for så mange mennesker. Who are some of your own role models?
I have had so many. Jeg griner altid, at Miss Piggy er min favorit, men hun er virkelig. Og derfor har jeg hørt mig på min arm. Frøken Piggy var som den første glamourøse, plus-size pige som jeg så, og hun jagede efter en mand med perler og silke kjoler. Nobody can be mad at it. Jeg var virkelig inspireret af hende … Jeg tror, at alle [mine modeikoner] er fiktive, som fru Frizzle fra Det Magic School Bus. Jeg elsker de koordinerende outfits, and I want some of my mode to come from there. As for whom I’m inspired by now, I love Rihanna. I love big set everything, what she does. I also find inspiration from meeting my followers during the journey. So many people have interesting stories, and I always try to take something away from it all.
What’s the one mode item like when you put it on, it gives you an instant confidence boost?
Fordi I want a red lipstick – and I say that in my book – can change the world. Or I’ll change your mindset for hopefully changing the world.
Who are some of your favorite brands or designers right now?
Nå, for plus-size er der ikke for mange muligheder så langt som high-end, men jeg kan lide City Chic. Jeg kan lide Eloquii. ASOS har et stort udvalg. So far high end, I want Gucci literally not wrong. Jeg elsker Alexander McQueen og Vivienne Westwood. So I tend to like the edgier brands and fun things. Jeg elsker også alle Kate Spades vævepung – de er min favorit. Jeg kan bare lide at have det sjovt med mode.
Du har for nylig hangt ud med Chrissy Teigen på Beautycon. Hvad var det sådan?
Det var faktisk en rigtig sjov historie. So Chrissy Teigen followed me – I do not know if you remember, but just after she had Luna, many people came to her because she was breastfeeding and you could see strings and things like that. She fired back on them and was pissed off, as of course. I was about to have Bowie, my second child and be another time mom, I knew how it was. Så jeg har retweetet det til forsvar for hende. Then I got a message that she started following me. Jeg forsøgte at blive rolig, fordi vi alle ved, at Chrissy Teigen er fantastisk. I have never met her – we have interacted with Twitter before – and we were at Beautycon backstage. Jeg var ved at gå på panelet med Kelly Rowland og Simone Biles og Skai Jackson. She was on stage with a panel, and I felt a hand on my back. Jeg kigger, og John Legend går forbi. Så jeg var ligesom, “Okay, vær chill. Du kan gjøre det.” Jeg ser Chrissy avslutte scenen. I look at my husband, and I was like: “Be calm.” And then I hear someone screaming and saying “You!” I turned around, and it’s Chrissy Teigen. Hun løb til mig, og hun gav mig et stort kram Jeg døde næsten. We both had flare sleeves, so that’s why the picture came. Jeg var som: “Okay, good first and foremest, so glad we meet. We both have the same sleeves.” So we made a bunch of silly pictures and chatted a little … It was a moment.
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