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
Pregnant plus-size model Tess Holliday continues to clap back at body shamers. “What I’ve had to 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,’ & a slew of other uneducated statements that are very far from my reality,” Holliday — who is eight months along — wrote in an April 19 Instagram post. In the accompanying photo, the glowing 30-year-old wears only a bra and underwear, and rest one hand on her burgeoning belly.
According to the size-22 beauty, part of the problem is that people are used to seeing unrealistic pictures of movie stars. “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,” Holliday wrote in the emotional post. “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 Mississippi native also took a dig at trolls who worry about her health. “It’s also okay to tell someone to f–k 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.”
Holliday has been working out with trainer Elvon Mack (a.k.a. MackFit) in North Hollywood. A typical hour-long session involves 15 minutes of cardio followed by pliés, lunges and light weights. “I feel stronger, I feel better,” Holliday told Us Weekly on March 4. “I’ll do stuff on my own too. I counted the other day and I walked, like, seven and a half miles when I was at Disneyland!”
The activist is expecting her first child (she isn't revealing the sex!) with Nick Holliday. She is already mom of son Rylee, 10, from a previous relationship.
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