Tess Holliday plus size model
photo: Facebook

Tess Holliday “won’t compromise” when it comes to body positivity and self-acceptance.

The former Walmart employee-turned-supermodel was the first size-22 model to be signed by a major agency. 

Holliday refuses to be shamed for her size, and she's constantly calling out her critics (even when the offending critic-in-question is social media powerhouse, Facebook).

photo: Tumblr

Most recently, the model joined nine women in a protest for body diversity:

In the middle of a busy Canadian train station, a group of fearless ladies stripped down to just their bras and jeans.

Tess Holliday subway protest
photo: Instagram/Penningtons

The women held up signs that challenged others to start a conversation about body acceptance.

They encouraged passersby to snap photos of the protest and share them on social media on to further spark a discussion.

Holliday was at the forefront of the movement, holding her own sign that read: “Share this if you’re unapologetic #IWontCompromise.”

The protest was organized by the plus-size brand Penningtons — which carries Holliday’s line. The brand livestreamed the incredible movement on Facebook.

Following the #IWontCompromise protest, Holliday took to Instagram to share her excitement over the new wave of body positivity.

 She wrote:

"Today something amazing happened and I got to share it with these amazing women. Yes for body diversity. Yes to walking through Union Station in just your bra and jeans. Yes to us embracing our bodies at all stages."

The model started the #EffYourBeautyStandards hashtag over two years ago in response to society's unrealistic body expectations.

As Penningtons' #IWontCompromise protest proves, Holliday's simple campaign has now catapulted into a global movement.

Keep up the amazing work, Tess.

Tess Holliday
photo: Instagram/@tessholliday