Tess Holliday's Latest Insta Post Reminds Moms They're Sexy Too, Dammit

by Maria Guido

Tess Holliday reminds moms they still deserve to feel sexy

It may shock you to learn that once you become a mom, there is a large segment of the population that thinks you should turn your sexy card in. Um, do these people not understand how becoming a mom actually works? Logically, we’re sex goddesses — duh.

Tess Holliday posted a little reminder this week for those of us who need it:

You’re sexy as hell.

“Gentle reminder to myself that as a mom, I deserve to feel sexy & desired,” she captioned a photo she posted this week. And yes, she looks sexy as hell.

Holliday wasn’t just speaking to moms, she was also giving a shout out to those of us who may be a little curvier than the rest. “Fat women & moms are robbed of our sexuality so I’m here to tell you to stop that shit,” she writes. “Ok?”

Tess Holliday is unapologetically herself, and it’s awesome. In a world that puts so much importance on how much space a woman takes up (spoiler alert — we’re not allowed to take up much) Holiday repeatedly screams “Eff your body standards!” and struts her sexy self. And her transparency about how hard the transition to motherhood can be is refreshing.

Her first child just turned one, and she’s been very open about her struggles with new motherhood and the havoc it can wreak on your body image.

“My confidence has taken a blow with this birth,” she admitted in a post in February. “I’ve reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest.”

As moms, we need this kind of transparency to know we’re not alone.

And yes, we’re still sexy.