Happy Mid Week! And, welcome back to fabUffiliate Wednesday, our series featuring our brand ambassadors!! We’re so excited to bring you Adrianna Jackson, the “Tattoed Amazon.” Jackson is a model and influencer! She’s also one of our fabUffiliates!
“I’m a 6ft, covered in tattoos, plus size model just trying to change women’s perspective of themselves. I myself have body dysmorphic dissorder from trying to get myself physically where everyone told me I was suppose to be. It took me a long time to love myself. I want to help lift positivity in the world about how women are gorgeous every step of their lives journey.” – Adrianna Jackson
Name: Adrianna Jackson
fabUplus Magazine: Please tell us a little about your photo shoot for the photos you are submitting.
Adrianna Jackson: The photographs were taken by: PMG Girls, Instagram: pmg_girls
Black two piece outfit: Torrid
One piece bodysuits: Torrid
Sunflower romper: Forever21+
These photos show beauty in different styles.. you can be classy, fun, and different and still be sexy.
fabuplus Magazine: If you could go back in time and give yourself advice as a little girl, what would you tell her?
Adrianna Jackson: That everybody’s different and that’s what makes the world great. That other people’s opinions are none of your business. Remember for every one negative thing you say you have to say 5 positives. Why struggle to fit in when you were born to stand out.
fabuplus Magazine: For our readers who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin and wearing what they want, what are some practical things you would recommend they do to help them get to the level of confidence you have?
Adrianna Jackson: Talk about how you feel with your close friends or family. Remember your clothing size doesn’t really matter as long as you create smooth lines in your clothes. Read books that help you learn perspective. I myself read the books ” things no one will tells fat girls” by Jess Baker and “how to be a badass”by Jen Sincero. I myself don’t always have good days. it’s still a struggle for me to love all parts of myself. However I’m still learning and growing more in love with myself everyday. Just remember it’s either one day or day one. You choose if your going to start your journey now or later.
fabuplus Magazine: How have you seen the fashion, retail, or modeling industry change in the past decade – specifically with regards to diversity and inclusivity? What work still needs to be done?
Adrianna Jackson: A lot has changed in the model industry in the past decade. I got laughed out of New York at a model audition because there was no place for plus size models back in 2009. Now the body positivity movement and eff your beauty standards have opened up a lot more doors. I hope that models keep showing up and all different shapes and sizes. For the clothing industry I hope more brands start making clothes that have a larger plus size selection. It’s still frustrates me that I can only shop in a handful of stores. I’ve seen some stores try but they’re just not as inclusive as I would hope.
fabuplus Magazine: What does beauty mean to you?
Adrianna Jackson: It’s something you can’t buy or slap a filter on to make it appear. Beauty is that’s spark of uniqueness that makes you; you. Like what they say the moon and a flower are both full of beauty but they look nothing alike.
fabuplus Magazine: How has your body image and self-esteem changed over the years?
Adrianna Jackson: My self-esteem was non-existent when I was in high school. I was bullied like most people were this led to me having eating disorders. I was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder after I was able to beat my eating disorder. Having body dysmorphic disorder made it harder to see the changes in my body after I had children. I ended up in a place where I really wasn’t happy with how I looked. I was 395 lb and I couldn’t do the things I wanted or wear the clothes I wanted. So I decided about 4 years ago to change my life. I started going to the gym and I changed how I ate. I’ve lost a hundred and fifteen pounds now. I am probably the happiest I’ve ever been with myself. I finally stopped trying to fit in and I just accepted myself for who I am.
fabuplus Magazine: What can readers expect next – do you have anything exciting you would like to share with us?
Adrianna Jackson: I am hoping to keep working with companies and magazines to show different styles of beauty. I want to keep pushing boundries. I want to keep showing that you can be imperfectly perfect just the way you are.
fabuplus Magazine: Do you have a message you want to leave with our readers?
Adrianna Jackson: Just remember there is only one you and that is your own super power.