Just when we’re feeling our self-confidence at an all time low, model Tess Holliday swoops in with a little reminder of our worth. The 33-year-old bombshell took to her Instagram to share some insight about body positivity and self-love while posing for a sexy selfie on August 20.
“Imagine finally realizing that you are allowed to love yourself, as is,” the redhead captioned the red-lit mirror photo of herself topless. “💪🏻❤️ It’s such a powerful feeling, I highly recommend it. 👑” She even included the hashtag “#redlightspecial,” and of course, “#effyourbeautystandards,” the official hashtag for the body positivity movement she started.
Naturally, fans and followers flocked to the comments section to give their thoughts on Tess’ wisdom. Between the compliments on her bangin’ bod and confidence and the insight from other women on the self-love journey, there were tons of great perspectives. “I had to take my sunglasses off for this ☀️✨,” one fan wrote, while another chimed in with, “Jealous of that booty 🍑 you look amazing!”
One fan brought her own experience with self love into the comments, to which Tess responded with several sobbing emojis.
“Allowing myself to love me as I am, to embrace every curve, stretch mark, dimple, and jiggly bit, has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” the fan wrote. “Thank you for being the role model I needed, and showing me that it’s not only OK to love my fat, but necessary. Without loving myself, I’m not able to be the best me, the best mom for my boys.” Pretty emotional, y’all!
Other women wrote in to explain they still hadn’t found that ~enlightenment~ Tess has achieved with her quest to improve her self-esteem, but that they’re working on it, no matter how difficult. “Hope to achieve that feeling soon,” one follower wrote. “Your body positivity vibes and beautiful self are helping me get closer so thank you for being the strong amazing woman you are! ♥️”
Needless to say, she knows how to set us right when it comes to confidence. Thanks, Tess!