” As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation… I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves. “


” The really hard moment was when my dad said, ‘Honey, if an agent is telling you to lose weight, then maybe you should lose weight.’ I was 15, standing in our living room, having a moment I will never forget. I never had a parent tell me to lose weight, and it hurt. “


” Words have power. The things that you say to yourself as a parent – the things that you say maybe even just one time to your children – they take it, and they take it into their real world and into their life and beyond. “


” One thing my mother did is that she never looked in the mirror and said, ‘I’m so fat,’or ‘I’m so ugly. I need to go on a diet.’ Projecting that onto yourself is only going to make your daughter or son think that of themselves. Because they’re a product of you. “


” I’m being my real raw self, and that’s what I always preach anyway. What you see is what you get. “


” I always felt second best. I was never the prettiest, never the skinniest, never the fastest in my sports. Never the smartest, because I have dyslexia. Then, all of a sudden, people were like, ‘You’re gorgeous.’ And I was like, ‘What? “


” There are reasons to set boundaries for yourself, but there are also reasons to keep doors open. “


” As women gain weight, they start judging themselves. But who cares! Embrace what you have. Say, ‘Belly, you might be poking out today, but I’m going to choose to love you and nurture you. “


” I’m a woman of faith. And I really believe that if I say, ‘God, this is what I want,’ He says, ‘I’ll give you your desires, as long as they line up with My will. “


” I’ve had agents tell me, ‘You’re not gonna be on the cover of anything, you’re a catalog girl.’ I’ve had clients tell me, ‘You’re too fat, and we can’t book you any more because you don’t fit into the jeans. “


” I think that when you use the word ‘plus-size,’ you’re putting all these women in a category: ‘You don’t eat well.’ ‘You don’t work out.’ ‘You could care less about your body.’ ‘You’re insecure.’ ‘You have no confidence. “



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As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation... I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves.
The really hard moment was when my dad said,


Words have power. The things that you say to yourself as a parent - the things that you say maybe even just one time to your children - they take it, and they take it into their real world and into their life and beyond.
One thing my mother did is that she never looked in the mirror and said,
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I always felt second best. I was never the prettiest, never the skinniest, never the fastest in my sports. Never the smartest, because I have dyslexia. Then, all of a sudden, people were like,
There are reasons to set boundaries for yourself, but there are also reasons to keep doors open.
As women gain weight, they start judging themselves. But who cares! Embrace what you have. Say,
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I think that when you use the word
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