Tess Holliday talks about her body image issue

Tess Holliday says she tries to feel grateful and happy despite her body image issues. (Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

opens with battling body image issues.

The model, who last year revealed she is , took to Instagram yesterday to be candid with her followers about how she feels about her own skin. Along with photos and videos from a recent family trip, Holliday wrote, “I’ll be honest, I’ve really struggled with body image in a way that I’ve never experienced. This was almost debilitating because even though you all see me having fun, sometimes it takes so much work and energy just to be able to leave the house.

While Holliday shared that she’s usually “the kind of girl who always wants my picture taken,” the images she shared here were the first photos in a while of her seeing herself and being “nice.”

“I’m working on it,” Holliday continued. “Soaking up that family time and feeling grateful, even when it’s hard.”

The body positive activist received a lot of love in the comments section. One follower wrote: “Your feelings are valid and I’m so sorry you had a hard time bb. That said, you are gorgeous and please don’t ever deprive me of photos of your beauty and fierceness again!!! Another added: “You are beautiful and we love you! Save space for you Goddess.

While Holliday may be struggling to feel confident these days, she’s long since quit the bodyshamers. Last year, she took to Instagram to express her disappointment at the tabloid photos that .

“This week I went to Disneyland with my family,” she began the caption of her post on the photos. “In the 10 hours I was there I walked MILES, rode rides and yes, ate great food. The @dailymail & @dailymirror decided to share paparazzi photos of me at my more tired and only in times when I was eating Have you ever noticed how public figures with smaller bodies can eat whatever they want and somehow it’s either ignored, be considered cute?!”

She also called out the tabloids last year on Instagram after learning her body was .

“LOL I WAS VOTED WORST BEACH BODY THIS YEAR AND IT’S DRIVEN ME CRAZY FOR BC IN 2021 AND WE STILL POSTING GARBAGE LIKE THIS?!!!” Holliday wrote in the caption. “CORNY LOL BUT ALSO MAKES ME LAUGH BC IM HOT AF LOLLLLL.”

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