Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following
Spice up your feed.
We’re all guilty of it. Scrolling, wishing, wanting, and fixating on these flawless Instagram models, whose bodies look as perfect as their vacation filled life. But in reality, we know these accounts we shamefully follow are as curated as Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It’s not real. That photo you’re admiring most likely took 40 takes, face-tune, afterlight, and photoshop. Most of these faces are selling us products we can’t afford and quite honestly, we don’t even need. We’ve decided to put together a list of body positive Instagram accounts you should follow instead.
1. Eff You Beauty Standards
Her Instagram name speaks for itself. However, this babe created the #effyourbeautystandards hashtag after she was tired of people trolling her account by telling her how she should dress based on her size. Her account encourages people that all sizes are beautiful and should be posted.
2. Ericka Hart, M.Ed.
Hart is a sex educator, writer, breast cancer survivor, and queer activist who candidly explores her body on Instagram. She often goes topless during public appearances and Instagram to bring more visibility to breast cancer. She empowers women to recognize and celebrate what makes them unique.
3. Rosey Blair
Blair is a woman of many talents. She is a photographer, actress and blogger who redefines what it means to be an influencer. Check her out for her impeccably styled outfits and travel destinations you’ll envy.
4. Mama Cāx
This 27-year-old blogger from New York via Haiti was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 14 and was given three weeks to live. She beat the odds and is now a blogger. Mama Cax uses social media as a platform to talk about body positivity, but more importantly, to spark conversation about the image of what people with disabilities should be or look like.
5. Emily Bador
Emily uses her social-media presence to create a safe community for women to share their stories. "I'm just so sick and tired of the objectification of women's bodies and how it's seemingly ok to dictate a woman's worth based on what she looks like," she wrote. "If you give a shit that I or anyone else has stomach rolls, scars, eczema, armpit hair, etc then I have less than no time for you."
6. Isabell Decker
German fashion designer, stylist and blogger. Her blog dressing outside of the box creates inspiration for women of all sizes. “I truly believe that fashion is for everyone and shouldn’t be bound by size, gender, age or ethnic origin,” she says. Follow Isabell for style inspiration away from gender boundaries, beauty advice and body positivity.
7. Lydia Okello
Lydia should be on your following list for more than one reason. Her style is effortlessly cool and will be sure to inspire you. She uses her style to promote an alternative image of what we are told "fashion" should look like. She reminds us there are no boundaries to style. She is a body positive model for Vancouver based agency, @strangeragency, who stand for diversity and personality. Her Instagram feed is not only aesthetically pleasing, it's fashion inspiration, and body positivity we all need more of.
8. Enam Asiama
Asiama is a queer model and advocate who serves fashion inspo, wise bits of intersectional feminism, and honest reviews of plus-sized clothing in equal volume.
Next up, UK based artist Florence Given should be on your radar.