This article initially appeared on People.com
Tess Holliday is posing nude — for an important trigger.
The mannequin, 32, shared an unretouched picture of herself, bare, to advocate for ladies’s equality. Her husband Nick took the picture and added it to his Instagram account on Saturday, which Tess then reposted.
“Women deserve respect, whether or not they’re fully bare or lined head to toe,” Nick wrote.
He added that they deliberate this picture a couple of weeks prior, however determined to share it on the day of the Women’s March that passed off the world over on Jan. 20 and 21 as a result of they had been unable to go to the Los Angeles protest.
“I’m to sick to march, so I labored on this picture we shot a couple of weeks in the past to submit at the moment,” Nick wrote. “No alterations to her physique or naked face have been made.”
Along with modeling, Tess can also be a physique optimistic activist, and has posed nude up to now to speak concerning the stigmas surrounding curvy folks. She posted a stripped-down picture in August to ship the message that “fats folks have intercourse.”
And in May 2016, whereas she was eight months pregnant together with her son Bowie, Tess did a nude shoot with the U.Okay. newspaper The Telegraph to speak about wholesome pregnancies.
“Just as a result of we’re plus measurement, doesn’t imply we have now to show that we’re wholesome, simply as somebody who’s smaller than us or common measurement doesn’t should show they’re wholesome,” she stated. “We ought to be capable of exist in our our bodies. I’m technically wholesome however my physique isn’t any extra legitimate than somebody’s who isn’t.”