Model, Mom of Two Karlie Kloss Talks Practicing Self-Compassion Postpartum

The entrepreneur is an investor in direct-to-consumer diaper brand Coterie.
Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss.

Model, entrepreneur and mom of two Karlie Kloss is using her platform to speak out on the subject of parenting. More specifically, she’s partnered up with diaper brand Coterie in a new campaign to talk about her current season of life in the hopes of helping others.

In an exclusive interview with People, the 31-year-old talked about her work with the direct-to-consumer company, as well as how she’s navigating motherhood with two little ones. Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner, are the proud parents of two boys. They welcomed their first child in 2021, while their second was born last July. 

Regarding life postpartum, Kloss told the outlet that she’s trying to be more gentle with herself this time around.

“I’ve tried to practice more self-compassion,” she stated. “I’m also using my voice alongside Coterie to elevate the conversation around paid leave and why it matters that we support mothers in the postpartum period in all ways—be it the work environment, being supportive with mental health resources, having paid leave policies in place. That was something that I understood in theory, but your perspective evolves when you have children. A stat that I learned is one in four women have to go back to work after two weeks postpartum when in reality, your body has just started to heal. It’s surreal to really think about that.”

Kloss has been an investor in Coterie since last spring. During the People interview, she noted that fellow model Ashley Graham initially introduced her to the brand. 

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