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Her Name Is Tess Munster And You Should Know Who She Is, Even If You Don't Give A Whit About Fashion

Congrats to Tess! And it's about damn time the fashion industry woke up.

Tess Munster has been modeling for years. But it's her work on #EffYourBeautyStandards that really got her noticed. She got sick of people telling her she wasn't beautiful enough to wear bikinis or lingerie, so she took a bunch of pictures of herself wearing exactly that. They. Went. Viral.

Then:



This is a BIG DEAL (pun intended) because MiLK Management is no slouch in the fashion world. By signing Tess Munster, they made her the very first size-22 professional model.

But that's nothing compared to the effect it's having on real people all over.

Here are three reasons why Tess Munster's contract is a big deal:

It's giving people the courage to take risks they'd never taken before.



It's reminding people that it's just fine to love yourself the way you are.




People are standing up for everybody's right to feel beautiful.




Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards. And Like the hell out of her page on Facebook.

Hey. Yeah, you. You're beautiful too.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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