I’ve spent a lot of time in my life feeling less than happy with my looks, and as much as I love social media I know there have been times where it’s affected my self-esteem. When you’re constantly scrolling through images of people who all look a certain way and have a certain body shape it’s easy to become disheartened, which is why I’m such a big fan of Instagram accounts that celebrate the human body and don’t try and mask or edit out the less then perfect parts we all have.
So if you’re feeling as though your Instagram needs a little bit more positivity injected into it, why not try giving one of these ladies a follow?
Barbie is A 21-year-old model who often posts about the truth behind the plus-size fashion industry as well as having a no Photoshop stance. Her feed is filled with body positvity and hella good style.
Bodyposipanda is an account created by Megan Jayne Crabbe and she’s an absolute delight to follow. Her feed is full of bright pastel colours and positive messages. Megan overcame an eating disorder and decided she wanted to help other women with their body issues as well.
26-year-old Sara Geurts has a rare skin condition called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. It causes her skin to be fragile and loose as well as giving her muscle and joint pains. She began her account as a way to become more confident in her own body as well as helping others dealing with the disorder.
Amber was diagnosed with Vitiligo as a child and used to try and hide her condition with makeup. She’s now learned to love the skin she has and aims to help others find their own confidence too.
Allison is a self-love author and speaker who speaks about learning to love your body and not constantly obsessing over how you look in a swimsuit, or how much you’ve eaten on that day. She also posts some adorable posts of herself and her daughter as well as giving advice on how to talk about body postivity with your kids.
Bo is a surfer, athlete and body activist. She promotes the idea that working out should be about being healthy, strong and feeling empowered rather than worrying about clothing sizes or weight. If you’re into yoga, athletics or surfing she’s a must-follow!