After having children, I was very uncomfortable in my own skin.. I wasn't happy with myself,
I fought depression for along time. Then one day decided I was sick of it, and came to the conclusion I only have one life to life. I'm the only one who can make anything out of it, especially since I now I have 3 beautiful little people looking up to me.
So I volunteered to do my very first fashion show held by some amazing friends of mine. The turn out was huge, and not until I got there did I realize that I was the only chubby one. Well set me off on more of a scare, I was even more self conscious about being there, I almost backed out. Then I realized how much I went through just to make it to the city and to the show, kept thinking how I had to make that decision that I could no longer live in my fear. So I took a deep breath, sucked it up, and just walked in to the lights, towards the stage and I have to say that the crowd completely surprised and scared me. Because even though there were at least 20 other models, the crowd never got that loud or excited. It wasn't until a few weeks later that I heard how much everyone appreciated having me in the show, how many woman looked up to me and were so proud of being represented by someone like them. Even men, saying how nice it was to see some models with actual meat on their bones. Tears of joy and astonishment ran down my face as my friends were sharing this news with me.
I am Jessie Lachance .. Single Parent of 3 Beautiful children, Current Fulltime Student at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Plus Size Model for Masala Model and Talent.
I grew up in Saskatoon, Originating from Flying Dust First Nation just out of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
I decided that I would do what I could to keep representing and hopefully inspire more self conscious woman to make the strong decision to break out of their bubble and facing their fears.
Hopefully give the younger generation a better role model, show them they don't have to dress half naked or post twerking videos to get attention. More then anything just learn to love and accept them selves for who they are, and be damn proud of it! I want to see beautiful, strong, independent woman who went through a lot of hardship, went through hell and back, but learned to over come it. Then look at me with a peaceful face saying "because of you, I didn't give up" .. I'm Looking to INSPIRE!