Tess Holliday gets real! [Image via Instagram] Tess Holliday gets real! [Image via Instagram] Tess Holliday gets real! [Image via Instagram] Tess Holliday gets real! [Image via Instagram]
Tess Holliday isn’t hiding the truth about being a working mom!!
This week, the mult-tasking model posted an emotional selfie to Instagram after being pushed to her limit with everything that’s expected of her.
As we previously reported, Tess gave birth to her second child, Bowie, back in June, and was back to work soon after!
So, in the caption of her tearful snap (above), the 31-year-old wrote:
"This is the reality of being a mom. I’ve been up since 3 am, & every time I get Bowie to sleep & try to lay him down, he wakes up. He is teething & has no clue I have to work today, & most days I can work 15 hour days, take care of both boys & put some lipstick on & deal with it. Most days I drink my coffee & smile at every little thing he does thinking it’s the best thing in the world, but not today. I’ve been crying for nearly two hours, & I’m crying as I write this. I’ve reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest. My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn’t until this morning I realized why. The pressure of ‘looking good’ for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren’t letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled?"
Sounds like she’s under so much pressure, in addition to being completely worn out.
"Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I’m the first one to say that beauty isn’t what should drive you, it’s certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that’s as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion? Is any career understanding when you show up at negative 10% because your kids wouldn’t let you sleep & you want to hide under your covers & cry? Not many. I hope one day that changes & society views mothers as the flawed human beings we are that are just trying to keep our shit together like everyone else. #effyourbeautystandards#workingmoms#disruptperfectmomsyndrome"
Restoring faith in humanity, the model received tons of supportive comments from her followers!
Holliday told Us Weekly she was totally shocked by the outpouring of love:
"To be honest, I totally reached a breaking point and realized that my pain could possibly be helpful to other moms who might feel the same way. I wasn’t expecting all of the love, and it’s really reminded me that I have so much support around me."
She’s not alone!!!
What do U think of the momma of two’s candid confession??