On Saturday in Los Angeles, an estimated 500,000 to 750,000 women and men took to the streets to stand in solidarity and fight for the rights of women during the Women's March on Washington - Los Angeles. Among the tons of celebrities who protested? Tess Holliday.
And she marched to tell the world that you can't decide what she does with her body.
Standing next to her partner, Nick Holliday, the size 22 beauty was captured by photographer Jessica Louise among the crowd breastfeeding her second child, seven-month-old, Bowie.
Breastfeed anywhere ✊🏻 Thank you to my friend @jessicalouiseimagery for capturing this moment during today's @womensmarchla 💕 #normalizebreastfeeding #womensmarchla My earrings are @doodad_and_fandango 🚺 Edited to add: Those saying that I should "cover up" You mean when I'm breastfeeding MY baby who was a) hungry & b) screaming because he was overly tired & the crowd overloaded his senses & it was the only way to comfort him?! I will feed my child anywhere I want. Also CA state law protects me to do so. Keep your uneducated opinions off my body.
"Breastfeed anywhere," the 31-year-old mother captioned the Instagram pic. "Thank you to my friend for capturing this moment during today’s @womensmarchla."
Fans of the Penningtons model flooded the Instagram comments, praising Holliday for "empowering women to feed their babies" and "rocking motherhood." But since this is the Internet we're talking about, haters attacked the model for breastfeeding in public.
"We’ve seen you do this before. It’s like you are doing it for attention," one user wrote. "Cover up, please."
This led Holliday, an advocate for normalizing breastfeeding in public, to edit the caption of the photo with a major clap back.
"Those saying that I should ‘cover up’ - you mean when I’m breastfeeding my baby who was a) hungry and b) screaming because he was overly tired and the crowd overloaded his senses and it was the only way to comfort him?"
She continued, "I will feed my child anywhere I want. Also CA [California] state law protects me to do so. Keep your uneducated opinions off my body."
PREACH IT, TESS!
As noted by Romper, if President Trump does repeal of Obamacare, millions of mothers around the nation could lose health insurance and will no longer be guaranteed "time and space to breastfeed at work."
As Holliday demonstrated at the march, women should remember going into this new administration: your body, your choice.
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