Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks is pregnant and frustrated. The actress took to Instagram this week to lament the lack of plus-sized options for pregnant people.
“It’s so hard to find some clothes to wear today….Although I get to pregnant I still can’t find no clothes. It’s so hard to find some clothes when you’re pregnant,” she sings in a lighthearted yet serious video.
“It’s so hard to find cute plus size maternity fashion while pregnant, but ima push through,” she captioned the clip.
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Brooks has been talking a lot this week about the issues people who wear plus size clothing face not just when trying to find clothes but in simply moving through a world that does not support them.
“I feel like the world has built these invisible bullets to bully us in telling us who we’re supposed to be and what we’re supposed to look like. And I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong—to say that this body that I’m in is enough,” she told SHAPE (she’s on the new cover).
“Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more—to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough,” she said.
Danielle Brooks is the body-positive hero we need right now. Now can someone make her some cute maternity clothes, please?
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