32-year-old Ryann Maegen Hoven, known professionally as Tess Holliday, has yet another point to make about living a life as a parent. The American plus-size model previously shared a powerful message about female sexuality, posing topless for an artist. Now, the LA-based mother is talking about what are the perks of being a mother, but also some of the downfalls. Tess Holiday has an interesting point on body fluids, and it’s not about sex.
Now, the LA-based mother is talking about the perks of being a mother, but also some of the downfalls. Tess Holiday has an interesting point on body fluids, and it’s not about sex.
The body-positive activist, model and author of the new book The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl is far from being a shy lady. She is open about some of the most intimate parts of motherhood, too.
Holliday is a mom to two sons, Rylee, 11, and Bowie, who’s 15 months old. In a recent People interview, she described the best and worst things about motherhood. Holliday cited her kids’ smiles as the best thing — and all their bodily fluids as the worst. Mothers, do you agree? You can watch her delightfully candid video below.
Holliday added that the high point of parenting is “when they smile… that joy it brings you, it’s incredible.” But no one can forget the bodily fluids. “The worst… even when they get older, it’s just so much!”
But Holliday looks like a happy mamma! Aside from needing “to sleep more,” Holliday said in the interview, “I am incredibly grateful to have the life and stability that I have.”
She is indeed an open book on most topics, including sex. She took it to Instagram to post a stunner shot of herself wearing fabulous lingerie, snapped by photographer Anastasia Garcia. Holliday captioned the photo, “When I saw [the photos by Garcia], & how hot (& obviously unretouched) they are, I was reminded of ‘Tess Holliday’s Advice for Life’ that are all throughout my book,” she wrote in the caption. “It goes: ‘Fat people have sex. A lot of it. And it’s really fu*king good.’ That’s all.”
The model also created the popular Instagram account @EffYourBeautyStandards, which celebrates women of all sizes and shapes. The account features real people with real curves as well as body-positive messages from Holliday.
if you want to see representation for plus size bodies like yours, understand that there are different plus size bodies that exist and stand to be appreciated and represented #repost @obiwankenobabe: I love everyone (Admin @curvesbecomeher) . . . . #bodypos #bodypositive #bodypositivity #fatpos #fatpositive #fatpositivity #chubby #chubbygirls #chubbyboys #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourself
Apart from this, Holliday also has a personal Instagram account full of sexy selfies and shots of her husband, Nick, and her sons.
Here’s an adorable video of her young son.
Holliday posted it on Instagram a few days ago. Bowie is climbing all over her suitcase as she prepares to leave Long Beach, California. “You don’t want Mommy to go?” she asks him, and he grins.