Tess Holliday Bravely Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles In Cosmo UK

It’s a common misconception that success fixes depression.

Unfortunately, it’s something we’ve gotten too many counterexamples of lately…

Now Tess Holliday is opening up about her recent mental health struggles in Cosmopolitan UK, and you may be surprised how recently she’s faced utter despair.

From January 2017 to spring of 2018, the model says “it felt like the water was boiling over and things were coming to the top again.”

She recalls:

“I remember very vividly driving in the car with Bowie and I thought to myself, ‘I wish I could just disappear. I wish I could vanish.’ It felt at that point like I was causing everyone around me so much pain. It felt like a never-ending black hole. I was so tired of hurting… I just didn’t want to be here any more.”

Wow. That’s so sad!

While she was being a body positive role model for so many in the fashion industry, she was going through “the worst mental health state of her life.”

Just awful.

Despite how her inner battles, on the outside Tess continues to be inspirational, revealing:

“I was a US size 16 to 18 my entire life before I had Rylee . I look back on those photos now and I don’t wish I was that size, but what I wish is that I loved myself 120 pounds ago. I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.”

Something so many of us need to hear!

We wish we knew what Tess needed to hear in her darkest hours because we absolutely would be shouting it from the rooftops.


See Tess on the cover of Cosmo UK (below)!

Phew, I’m literally a COSMO GIRL!! Can’t believe I’m saying that! ?? Thank you @cosmopolitanuk & @farrahstorr for this incredible opportunity ?? If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life & hope this does that for some of y’all ? Issue hits stands 8/31! ???? Photo by the incredible @wattsupphoto #effyourbeautystandards

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