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Tess Holliday Comes Out as Pansexual

Tess Holliday Comes Out as Pansexual

Tess Holliday strikes a pose on the July digital cover Nylon‘s Beauty Issue.

Here’s what the 33-year-old plus-sized model shared with the magazine:

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On identifying as pansexual: “I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship to my own queerness, and I think the word pansexual speaks to me more than bi does…I feel like a lot of stuff in my life now makes sense. A lot of the things that I felt when I was younger make sense. A lot of the relationships that I had make sense. I definitely have a sense of relief. I can connect with people on a more intimate level than I was before, because I don’t have to pretend to be someone I’m not.”

On having an abortion after welcoming her second child: “Why is it controversial that I chose to talk about my abortion? And the fact that I got an abortion when I was in a marriage and could have financially supported a child, why did I feel so much shame for that? Why is it controversial to talk about the fact that fat people deserve to take up space and deserve to be sexy?”

For more from Tess Holliday‘s interview, head to Nylon.com.

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Photos: Lindsey Byrnes for Nylon
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