This Pregnant Plus-Size Model Is Sparking a Conversation About Healthy Pregnancies
Plus-size model Tess Holiday is no stranger to controversy and internet commentary. The onetime People cover girl and pioneer for the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement — who is currently eight months pregnant — has spoken at length about the body shaming she is frequently subjected to. However, she says the latest comments on her body have crossed the line.
In a recent Instagram post, Tess addressed people who were commenting on her pregnancy belly, claiming that she didn't "look pregnant," or "must be having quadruplets."
"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 and have a healthy child, and most importantly to find a care provider that doesn't shame you about your size," she wrote.
The post has since sparked a slightly polarized conversation about healthy pregnancies and varying interpretations of what that might mean . . . or look like.