Tess Holliday is a plus-size model with 1.8 million Instagram followers.
She recently wrote an essay in InStyle magazine about how she deals with trolls.
She said she received messages daily telling her to lose weight, or that her body positivity is “dangerous.”
Rather than hitting back, she said she’d rather come from a place of compassion, but she “will tell someone to f— off if they deserve it.”
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Plus-size model Tess Holliday has had to deal with trolls most of her career. In an essay for InStyle, she wrote about how she wakes up to messages every day telling her how unhealthy she is, and how her weight is “dangerous.”
Holliday currently has about 1.8 million followers on Instagram, and often posts messages of body positivity, and has campaigned against photo editing apps.
Over the years of being in the public eye, she has learned to deal with hateful and judgmental comments in a more productive way.
“I will tell someone to f— off if they deserve it,” she wrote. “But I’d rather come from a place of compassion.”
For example, when one girl sent her a message telling her she was disgusting and hated her, Holliday went on her profile and saw that she was currently tackling an eating disorder. Instead of hitting back, she sent a message of support, to which the girl responded: “Thank you.”
Source:: Business Insider