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Tess Holliday Shares Important Message About Being Pregnant And Plus-Size

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Newsflash: It is NOT COOL to comment on someone's body during pregnancy, and Tess Holliday is here to tell you why.

On Tuesday evening, the stunning plus-size model took to Instagram with a mirror selfie showing off her baby bump. Holliday, who is eight months pregnant with her second child, accompanied the image with a powerful statement on what not to say to a plus-size woman who is expecting.

Having another baby has been a beautiful process & at times, frustrating. As I enter my 8th month, my body overall looks the same other than my belly & I'm okay with that. 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 🙄. When "celebrities" are pregnant in the press, they look glamorous, toned & are eager to talk about how they are going to get the baby weight off. While I've done my best to look as put together as possible, that's not real life, & it's not for most women. I'm not the first plus size woman in the public eye to have a baby & share it with the world, & I certainly won't be the last. However I'm part of a small minority that's telling you it's okay to not have a perfect baby bump, or not show at all, to be plus size & have a healthy child, & most importantly to find a care provider that doesn't shame you about your size. It's also okay to tell someone to fuck off when they give you unsolicited advice about what's "best" for you & your baby. As women, we know what's best & that's our business.. No one else's. 👑 #effyourbeautystandards #theresnowrongwaytobeawoman #32weeks #babyhollidayontheway

A photo posted by Plus Model | Mom | Feminist🌹 (@tessholliday) on


"Having another baby has been a beautiful process & at times, frustrating. As I enter my 8th month, my body overall looks the same other than my belly & I'm okay with that," the #EffYourBeautyStandards model wrote. "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 continues, "When 'celebrities' are pregnant in the press, they look glamorous, toned & are eager to talk about how they are going to get the baby weight off. While I've done my best to look as put together as possible, that's not real life, & it's not for most women. I'm not the first plus size woman in the public eye to have a baby & share it with the world, & I certainly won't be the last."


The reassuring message concludes with Holliday saying the most important part of birth is having a healthy child, and if someone says your size could have an impact on that, you can tell them to "fuck off" with their "unsolicited advice about what's 'best' for you & your baby."

YAS QUEEN!

Shooting with @benefitcosmetics today & feelin' 💯 @milkmodelmanagement Glam by @_ep_ @makeupbyjmonroy #boldisbeautiful

A photo posted by Plus Model | Mom | Feminist🌹 (@tessholliday) on


Lesson learned? All bodies need to be respected — pregnant or not.

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