Tess Holliday is fighting for equal rights for women — and her right to breastfeed in public.
The model joined the Women’s March in Los Angeles on Saturday, and proudly breastfed her 7-month-old son Bowie amongst the crowd.
“Breastfeed anywhere,” Holliday captioned a photo of the moment, posted on Instagram.
But commenters disagreed with her decision to bring Bowie along at all, let alone breastfeed him, and called Holliday a “irresponsible mother.”
She quickly responded fiercely to the criticism:
“Those saying that I should ‘cover up’: You mean when I’m breastfeeding MY baby who was a) hungry & b) screaming because he was overly tired & the crowd overloaded his senses & it was the only way to comfort him?! I will feed my child anywhere I want. Also CA state law protects me to do so. Keep your uneducated opinions off my body,” Holliday said.
Tess Holiday is such an inspiring feminist icon, hopefully more people will become like her.