Plus-Size model Tess Holliday is on a mission: to normalize breastfeeding. Ever since she gave birth to her second son Bowie, she has been taking Instagram by storm, posting photos of herself breastfeeding her baby in all kinds of public places, as well as at home.
Holliday has been receiving both positive and negative feedback but she’s handled all of it with grace. She takes on the haters straight on and will not let anyone stand in her way. Most recently she posted a pic of herself breastfeeding Bowie at the Women’s March. Check out all the photos that led to her normalizing breastfeeding.
The First Pic
“My friend @jackiedunnsmith snapped this photo of me breastfeeding Bowie today & it makes my heart swell.”
That time she breastfed Bowie while preparing for a photoshoot.
“Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds!”
When she breastfed backstage while at an event
While she taped an episode of Hollywood Today Live
When she posted a video of her son getting a meal
Taking on haters at the Women’s March
“Those saying that I should “cover up” /react-text react-text: 86 You mean when I’m breastfeeding MY baby who was a) hungry & b) screaming because he was overly tired & the crowd overloaded his senses & it was the only way to comfort him?! I will feed my child anywhere I want. Also CA state law protects me to do so. Keep your uneducated opinions off my body.”
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.