Tess Holliday is proud to be a sexy mom.
On Wednesday, the model shared a black-and-white photo of herself on Instagram and included an empowering message in the caption.
“Gentle reminder to myself that as a mom, I deserve to feel sexy & desired,” she wrote. “Fat women & moms are robbed of our sexuality so I’m here to tell you to stop that shit. Ok?” She also added the hashtag #effyourbeautystandards.
Anyone who follows Holliday knows she frequently speaks out against society’s impossible beauty standards for women. And since becoming a mom, the model has been vocal about her support for breastfeeding in public as well as the body-shaming comments she endured when she was pregnant. In a 2016 Instagram post, she wrote about how her pregnancy was “beautiful,” but “frustrating.”
“What I’ve had to be learn to be okay with (WHICH IS NOT COOL) is the fact that people still think it’s okay to comment on my body: ‘you don’t look pregnant’, ‘you must be have quadruplets’, ‘you are putting your baby at risk’ & a slew of other uneducated statements that are very far from my reality,” she wrote.
She also offered advice for other women on how to deal with similar experiences.
“It’s also okay to tell someone to fuck off when they give you unsolicited advice about what’s ‘best’ for you & your baby,” she wrote. “As women, we know what’s best & that’s our business. No one else’s.”
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