Becoming a mother can shift the way you view your body more than you ever imagined.
Through pregnancy you grow and change, and have to learn to love your body even now it’s different.
Then you become a mum, and are told your body needs to quickly go back to sculpted perfection. But if it snaps back too quickly, you’re branded selfish, putting your appearance before your baby.
You’re not allowed to wear certain things anymore, and you’re certainly not allowed to be sexy.
Tess Holliday is urging mums to say ‘screw it’ to all those rules.
This week she posted a selfie in bed, and used the caption to remind herself – and everyone else – that she’s allowed to be sexy and be a mum.
‘Gentle reminder to myself that as a mom, I deserve to feel sexy & desired,’ wrote Tess.
‘Fat women & moms are robbed of our sexuality so I’m here to tell you to stop that sh*t. Ok?’
The post’s been flooded with comments praising Tess for sharing the reminder, and thanking her for continuing to take down ridiculous standards of beauty.
Mums, you deserve to feel great. You’re allowed to be sexy. And anyone who tries to make you feel bad about doing that can p*ss right off.