14 Tess Holliday Tweets That Show Why She's A Feminist Mom
Tess Holliday is the mother of 10-year-old son Rylee and a brand new baby boy named Bowie. Holliday has always been an outspoken role model for body positivity and all sorts of social justice issues on her Twitter account. Scrolling through her tweets, I learned a few facts about the beauty and about Holliday: she's gorgeous, tough, hilarious, and not afraid to clap back at anyone who tells her how to feel about her own body. Here are 14 Tess Holliday tweets that show why she's a feminist mom.
She wears her girl power as fiercely as any one of her modeling looks and spends a lot of time and care on social media discussing and sharing her views with her followers and detractors alike. But, mostly, Holliday is on Twitter giving others encouragement, by her words and her own life example, and showing everyone what self love really looks like — and it's gorgeous.
Holliday is even a model for an Australian feminist group, Cherchez la Femme. The group tried to run ads featuring Holliday in a bikini last month on Facebook to promote an event on body positivity. But the ads were rejected by Facebook for violating the company's ad guidelines and showing "body parts in an undesirable manner," according to The Guardian, in a bit of irony so ridiculous you didn't need to be a feminist to understand why women need body positivity events in the first place.
“Ads may not depict a state of health or body weight as being perfect or extremely undesirable,” Facebook wrote in a statement, according to The Guardian. “Ads like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves. Instead, we recommend using an image of a relevant activity, such as running or riding a bike.”
Holliday is a feminist star, and here are 14 tweets that prove she's also a feminist mom.
1. Holliday Supports Other Working Women
Special shoutout to my friends & other women really busting their asses & making big things happen ❤️— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) June 10, 2016
2. She's Raising Her Two Boys To Be Feminists Too
My son knows how to treat women (unlike you) & would never stand for someone insulting me.— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) April 28, 2016
Oh, & fuck off https://t.co/5IShM8BYHV
3. She Calls Out Ridiculous Beauty Standards
4. And She's No One's "Hun"
1st off: not your "Hun"— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 26, 2016
2nd: diabetes is genetic. Which means it's not an "overweight" thing. Pick a book up. https://t.co/eEFtXxKvMv
5. Her Body Isn't Here To Entertain Anyone
My body isn't a joke, or a punchline for your amusement.— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 23, 2016
6. And She'll Post Nudes If She Feels Like It
I don't know another way of dealing w/ unwarranted attacks on MY body other than giving them more to hate by posting nude photos. #notsorry— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 17, 2016
7. She's Will Stick Up For Other Women's Choices
Which is sad, giving birth is something not everyone gets to experience & all choices should be respected. https://t.co/gCTb1hQ4cH— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 6, 2016
8. She Trusts That Women Know What's Best For Them & Their Families
The stigma that surrounds women who chose to have a c section (or HAVE to) is insane. Our bodies our choices.— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 6, 2016
9. She Believes That Women's Rights Are Human Rights
We all deserve basic human rights. I don't understand why it's so complicated for some people.— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) April 14, 2016
10. Other People's Opinions About Her Body Are Just Unwelcome
You don't get do have an opinion about my body or what's "best for me". Guess who knows what's best? Yup, ME. ✌️— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 6, 2016
11. She's Happy With Her Size & With Being Plus Size
Literally never answering another interview question about how I feel about the term #PlusSize. Here's my answer: I'm plus size FUCK YOU✌️— ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) April 11, 2016
12. An Unfollow Isn't Going To Change Her Mind About Being A Feminist
By you unfollowing me I've suddenly decided that I don't care about women's rights, & no longer am a feminist. Plz take me back. LOL. — ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) May 1, 2016
13. And She's Not Afraid To Celebrate Her Sexuality
To those surprised about the fact that "fatties" have sex, yes we do. I have A LOT of it..Twice yesterdayY'all should try it sometime — ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) April 26, 2016
14. And She Combats All Of The Crap She Gets With Humor & Openness
When you are about to yell at someone for shaming your size & your partner sends you a dirty photo That fool was saved by the — ⚡️Tess Holliday⚡️ (@Tess_Holliday) April 29, 2016
And it's gorgeous.