We're constantly being bombarded with content that tells us what our bodies should look like. Our shape or color might not live up to what we see in mass media, but this is why social media can play a pivitol role in how we feel about ourselves.
Curate your Instagram timeline to accounts that will benefit your well being instead of hindering it. These body positive bloggers post memes, photos and stories of themselves to help empower those who might not fit the norm, but are still beautiful. Here are a few #bodyposi Instagram accounts to help you get your mind (and body image) right.
1. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
LoveYourLines puts everything from post-op scars to tiger-striped stretch marks on display for the world to witness and admire. Along with the touching stories that go with each photo, the account has a classic black and white theme that accentuates every body type.
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DoTheHotPants curates a powerful collection of original positive memes, contributors’ photos and inspirational quotes.
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EffYourBeautyStandards was created by plus-size model Tess Holiday and showcases memes and photos of real people of different shapes, sizes and colors strutting their stuff in whatever way makes them feel the most comfortable.
4. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
NalgonaPositivityPride decolonizes the body, promotes eating disorder awareness, and encourages cultural empowerment specifically for a queer/xicana/latinx audience.
5. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
FatChicanaFeminist is run by a self-identified “queer brown fat xicana” who posts quotes, memes and illustrations specific to women of color.
6. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
HealthyIsTheNewSkinny serves as a constant reminder that you don’t have to be skinny to be healthy and vice versa. As long as you’re living a life that’s healthy for you, that’s all that matters.
7. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
JoannaThangiah’s colorful artwork about feminism, sexuality, body image and mental health is everything you need to brighten up your day. She also has a link to buy her artwork on prints, t-shirts, dresses and more.
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What makes TheBodyIsNotAnApology’s instagram account particularly unique is their #BadPictureMonday hashtag, which serves as a reminder that there is no such thing as a “bad” way to inhabit a body.
9. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
BodyLove4All is a collection of inspiring comics, memes, and cartoons that reminds you that it’s okay to not be okay, mentally and physically.
10. Body Positive Instagram Accounts
BodyPosiPanda’s Megan Jayne Crabbe always keeps it real and positive with her own personal anecdotes, photos and the occasional #DONTHATETHESHAKE video.