Tess Holliday’s Breastfeeding Video Is Totally Glamorous & Helps Normalize The Act
Model and activist Tess Holliday has taken her quest to promote body positivity in the industry one step further: since becoming a mom to her second child this summer, she's been candid about staying positive when facing the challenges of new motherhood. On her Instagram, Tess Holliday shared a powerful breastfeeding video, and talked about the importance of normalizing the choice.
Holliday, 32, first hit the scene when she became the face of a documentary called Heavy, filmed by A&E. Holliday's likeness appears in all the promotional posters and photographs for the documentary, although she is not featured in the documentary itself. As a size-22 model, she established herself in the industry and became the first plus-sized model to be signed to Milk Model Management — in fact, the first plus-sized model to be signed by a mainstream agency.
Holliday describes herself as a body-positive activist, and she's utilized social media as a way to respond to those who criticize her weight. After the birth of her second child, a son named Bowie, over the summer, she's also been using her platform to be candid about the challenges of pregnancy, new motherhood, and most recently, breastfeeding. She posted a picture to her Instagram earlier this year, taken by her fiancé, Nick, which she captioned with:
She's since posted several photos and has continued to promote the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding. This past week, she shared a quick video to her Instagram and gave it a totally relatable caption:
Holliday has a 10-year-old son from a prior relationship, and after Bowie was born she shared her thoughts on becoming a mom again after 10 years. She told People:
In addition to modeling and activism, Holliday is also a burgeoning fashion mogul: her line of plus-sized attire, mblm, is available at Pennington's.