Tess Holliday Shares Empowering Postpartum Message With Just Two Words

The plus-size model is keeping it real about motherhood.

Tess Holliday has a message for other moms out there and it’s all about self-love.

The plus-size model, who gave birth to her son, Bowie, last June, shared a selfie on Instagram Wednesday while dressed in underwear and a T-shirt with a caption that says it all: “Belly love.”

😋Belly love 💕👌🏻@effyourbeautystandards #effyourbeautystandards #postpartumbody #stillfat

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Holliday is a proponent not only of body positivity, but also of keeping it real when it comes to the journey of motherhood. Tears and all. In December, she posted a photo opening up about learning to love her postpartum figure and dealing with the pressures put on women.

She has been able to put things into perspective when it comes to ridiculous body standards and her personal happiness.

“I definitely felt like I had to relearn who I was, and relearn my body and how clothes fit on me,” she told Romper earlier this month. “It felt like everything that kind of made me feel like me was stripped away a bit ... I think trying to lose weight and do all of that after is absolutely ridiculous. [Your children are] only little for so long and even though it’s hard, I think it’s way more important to cherish those moments than it is worrying about how you look or what size you are.”

Postpartum Body Project