No matter how much she proves that as she prepares to welcome her second kid, she’s super content and really does not GAF what her critics say, the haters are still ripping into size-22 model Tess Holliday. That’s why the model posted a stunning new photo to Instagram, explaining how she feels about her pregnancy and her body shamers now that she’s in her eighth month.“Having another baby has been a beautiful process & at times, frustrating,” Holliday wrote. “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.” She went on to explain that while she’s done her best to “look as put together as possible,” she’s not like other celebs who “look glamorous, toned, and are eager to talk about how they are going to get the baby weight off.” At the same time, she pointed out that she’s obviously not the first or last plus-size woman in the public eye to have a baby, so there’s really no reason for people to be losing their minds over her pregnancy.
“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,” Holliday continued. “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.” Preach.