The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl is plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday's passionate plea for modern women, whoever they are, to be comfortable in their own skin.

Tess Holliday loves her imperfections, after all they've formed the woman she is today. Her number one rule in life is to love yourself - no matter who you are, where you come from, what your faults may be and what dress size you wear. It's this discovery that has helped her through everything from a difficult childhood, being abused and bullied about her weight, to fending off social media trolls.

Now here in this amusingly candid account, the woman at the forefront of the body positive movement, who has been credited with transforming the fashion industry, explains why you should be happy to make mistakes but learn from them, love your imperfections and be comfortable in your own skin.

Tess says: 'It's been SO difficult keeping this secret, but Mama wrote a book & it's coming out soon! The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl is all about discovering how to love your body, love, life, heartbreak and more! Follow me on my journey of loving the skin you're in."


The Mississippi born and L.A. stunner began her career working as a model for independent designers and brands, but soon amassed a massive social media following, cementing her status as a top influencer in the body positivity space. Tess Holliday has been changing the shape of the modeling industry since 2010.

A pioneer of the body positive movement she launched her #effyourbeautystandards campaign in 2013, empowering people of all shapes and sizes to embrace the body they are in right now. In the past four years, this movement has grown and the body positive hashtag has been shared over two million times has over 400,000 followers on social media.

In early 2015 she broke boundaries when she was signed to MiLKManagement in the UK, making her the first model of her size (UK 26) to be signed to a major agency. 'Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on the scale," quotes Tess.

Tess has appeared on the cover of People Magazine, LA Weekly and was named one of the world's top plus models by Vogue Italia. Partly due to her impressive social reach, Time Magazine named her one of the -30 Most Influential People on the Internet'. While Tess continues to champion indie labels, she's also the face - and the body - of international and national brands including Benefit Cosmetics, Dermalogica, JcPenney, Torrid, H&M, ModCloth and many more. She loves the skin she's in, and so do brands, top magazine editors and her legion of loyal fans.

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl
Bonnier Publishing
Author: Tess Holliday
RRP: $32.99