Tess Holliday says ‘this is the best I’ve felt in a long time’ as she slips into spotty dress to attend first big event since ‘lil depression episode’
She’s been open and honest about her battle with depression.
And plus-size model Tess Holliday, 34, attended her first big event since her ‘little depression episode’ on Sunday, wearing a brown polka dot dress.
Tess attended the second day of BeautyCon held in Los Angeles, where she was pictured appearing in high spirits and greeting fans.
Powerful: Tess Holliday said ‘this is the best I’ve felt in a long time’ as she slips into spotty dress to attend first big event since ‘lil depression episode’ at BeautyCon in LA on Sunday
Taking to Instagram, she shared a little about how she has been feeling.
She wrote: ‘Bb’s first big event since my lil depression episode, & honestly, this is the best I’ve felt in a long time.
‘I’m not sayin I’m better, bc I’m not, but damn…. I look gooooooood and it was so nice meeting so many fans & getting so many hugs!!’
Honest: ‘I’m not sayin I’m better, bc I’m not, but damn…. I look gooooooood and it was so nice meeting so many fans & getting so many hugs!!’
Working it: Tess looked lovely wearing a brown polka dot dress for the occasion – the colour complementing the colour of her hair
Tess took to the stage at the event, wearing her Bardot dress, which complemented the colour of her hair,
She wore strappy sandals and appeared happy and confident as she got back to work.
Last month, Tess was back in front of the camera as she starred in an empowering campaign for a fake tan brand that aims to suit every body.
Doing her thing: She posed with one hand on her hip on the pink carpet
The Mississippi-born model is front and center of the images for Isle of Paradise, a color-correcting self tan, alongside a whole host of body positive spokespeople.
She said that when she was a young model, there was constantly pressure on her to ‘get a tan’ to make herself look slimmer.
Tess also took a trip down memory lane in a poignant post about how important it is that she loves her body in order to be a role model for her children.
Tess is mom to two sons, Bowie, three, whom she shares with her artist husband Nick, and Rylee, 14, from a previous relationship.
In a candid photo of herself swimming in a pool with her youngest, she stated, ‘Bowie will never know what it’s like to have a mom who doesn’t love her body. Mind-blowing huh?’
She also said: ‘I’ve been a Mom for thirteen years, and early on with my oldest son, there were countless moments I missed out on. Why?
‘Because I was too afraid to put a bathing suit on. Being seen in public somewhere that I couldn’t hide my fat body in a cardigan was my worst nightmare,’ she said.
‘I don’t have any photos of me & Rylee at the beach or playing in the pool because I didn’t own a bathing suit from the ages of 13-24. Even though it took me longer than I wished, I have amazing memories like this with Bowie and made up for lost time with my oldest too.’
Tess urged other mothers to enjoy their life and to not let ‘fear’ keep them from creating ‘beautiful experiences’ and ‘beautiful photographs to remember them by’.
Mom: Tess recently shared a sentimental photo with her son Bowie, three, in which she said she was happy her son had a mother who loved her body