Here Are 12 Body-Inclusive Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

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The world of Instagram can be difficult to navigate since it has the potential to take a hit on our self-esteem. It comes to no surprise that studies have shown that scrolling on Instagram can severely cause damage to our mental health since we get bombarded with a slew of picture-perfect images every day. The repeated exposure to Photoshopped images that only show one body type is bound to take a toll on how we view ourselves.

On the other hand, the great thing about social media is that we can choose who we follow, and the number of accounts that feature body-inclusive people is only growing. If you’re looking for inspiration outside of the cookie-cutter beauty standard, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite accounts.

Take a look below to see all the body positivity advocates embracing their plus-sized bodies, stretch marks, body hair, acne and more, because as Lizzo would say it, we deserve to feel good as hell.

While you’re here, read our article about why embracing our skin is even more important than ever.

@effyourbeautystandards

 

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-@rainbowchatman Repost: @tessholliday Just some Monday thoughts & things I’ve been thinking about that I wanted to share: ? Being authentic is always better than trying to be someone you’re not. ?No one loves themselves 24/7, it’s okay to have highs & lows, that’s normal. ? The more successful you become, the more critics and that’s ok. Change will always be met with resistance. ?Nothing is ever what it seems on social media, you only see the bits that folks choose to share. ? Don’t compare yourself, you’re on a different path that’s just yours. Embrace that. ?If you’re feeling sad, reach out to someone and see if you can be of service to them. It will help you both more than you realize. ? It’s okay to ask for help, and it’s okay to receive help. ? Taco Bell is the *only* fast food. Fight me. Love you all, tell me what’s some wisdom that you’ve learned lately? Any? moments for you? Also drop your Taco Bell order if you can’t think of anything ???‍♀️ #effyourbeautystandards

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Founded by Tess Holliday, the first woman over a size 20 to be signed to a major modeling agency, Eff Your Beauty Standards is run by six body-positive admins. The account features people of all sizes, genders and ethnicities and encourages people to post photos of self-love using the hashtag #effyourbeautystandards which now has over four million photos. It’s probably one of the most diverse feeds out there.

@mamacaxx

We first saw Mama Cāx on the runway at Chromat’s Fall/Winter 2019 show taking on the modeling world with a prosthetic leg. She’s a cancer survivor and a huge advocate for the disability community, and on top of that, she’s been elected Glamour Magazine‘s 2019 Woman of the Year. If that isn’t enough, she’s also got great style and gives us major closet envy.

@stylelikeu

Founded by a mother-daughter duo, Style Like U is a video and podcast platform that tells people’s stories of self-acceptance through the lens of fashion and body image. In an effort to dispell body shame and encourage vulnerability, its “What’s Underneath” series features interview-style episodes where people get undressed and talk about their style. Some stories are lighthearted and sweet, and others are quite intense and talk openly about subjects such as domestic abuse, so make sure to check out the descriptions so you know what you’re getting into.

@p.s.kaguya

P.S. Kaguya is an artist, writer, beauty enthusiast, body advocate, singer-songwriter and a plus-sized Asian model filling a gap in the industry. To prove she can really do it all, she also has her own jewelry line called Oolbo and is an admin for @effyourbeautystandards.

@mynameisjessamyn

 

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Y’all been asking where I get my yoga underwear- I’ve sworn by @calvinklein briefs for years bc they stay at my waist and are pretty resilient to damage when it comes to pulling them back up or down. I also love practicing yoga in @torrid underwear bc @torrid knows how to fit a fat bitch in drawers. I know leggings and sports bras are necessary in public classes but I pretty much never wear traditional exercise clothes when I practice yoga/exercise at home. Clothes get in the way of manipulating my flesh and it’s bad enough that I’ve gotta wear them in public. Fighting with clothing can ruin a fucking yoga practice, ya feel me. 2/3- this is the part where my cats crawl on me while I’m lifting. Song is @beyonce ft. @nickiminaj “Flawless (Remix)”

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Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga instructor who is an advocate against any taboos around plus-sized people in health spaces. She wants to redefine the word fat, and make it a description that can also be paired with adjectives like “healthy” and “smart.” Follow her Instagram for tons of inspiring yoga videos, and if you want more, she also has her own podcast, Jessamyn Explains It All.

@libbyshappyproject

 

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stretch marks are nothing but proof of growth and souvenirs of a life lived, like the rings of a strong tree. ? tell me about your christmas in the comments! I hope it was calm and full of good food and kindness – mine definitely was, and I am very, very happy. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, tell me something you’ve done that you’re proud of in the last few days! ? ⠀ ⠀ To support me as an artist, click on the link in my bio to shop my Red Bubble print store, email me via the link in my bio to enquire about commissions and collaborations, and check out the ‘support me’ story highlight on my account to donate what you can spare. Original pieces are updated frequently on my story and ‘art 4 sale’ story highlight – simply DM if interested! Thank you ? ⠀ #bopowarrior#riotsnotdiets#bodypositive#bodyconfidence#bodyconfident#bopoart#art#bodyart#illustration#bodypositivepower#inspo#inspiration#mybadassbody#lfl#feminist#feminism#donewithdieting#beinclusive#inclusive#mentalhealth#health#nude#nudeart#nakedart#naked#bopo#love#l4l#f4f

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Libby’s Happy Project is a series of cute illustrations featuring all types of women. Her page is full of self-care quotes, poems and drawings highlighting things like cellulite and stretch marks.

@i_weigh

 

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RG @laurabrown99 – Ah, the respect I have for this absolute legend and founder of @i_weigh, @jameelajamilofficial. “I became really neurotic about my appearance,” she says about her early years of celebrity in London. “I was so heavily scrutinized that I scrutinized myself even more.” Now, “I constantly thank my body for what it does for me. I think about how it heals and repairs itself, takes me from point A to B, and allows me to do my job, have sex, and just live my life.” Here’s to that, lady. #Instylebadasswomen ? @camillaarmbrust, styled by @laurelpantin (and presenting our jazzy new Badass barrettes by @diezsaskia! Aren’t they good?) @instylemagazine | Photos also by @samanthajsimon

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I Weigh was founded by actress Jameela Jamil who was tired of seeing women’s worth getting measured by their weight. The movement was created to provide a safe space where people can embrace all their flaws and their strengths.

@mypaleskinblog

 

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To all the women who have ever been made to feel like they don’t belong. That they’re not good enough. That they’re too much, That they’re not enough. Please know that you are enough. You may not believe it now, but one day you will. You are enough – exactly as you are, and exactly who you are. You may not see it now, and if you have the wrong people around you, you never will. So Surround yourself with people who lift you up, instead of pushing you back down. Who help you laugh. Who sit with you when you cry. Surround yourself with people who make you feel the love you deserve. And the love you so freely give. So this #internationalwomensday, celebrate. Celebrate your sisters, and celebrate the other women around you. And most importantly – Celebrate you. #mypaleskinblog #redefinepretty #skinpositivity

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Em Ford is a skin positivity advocate who is aiming to redefine beauty in the skincare and makeup industry. She first went viral on YouTube for her “YOU LOOK DISGUSTING” video where she illustrates the negative comments she received on social media both with and without makeup. The self-taught makeup lover is very open and honest about her journey with acne and posts content of both her natural skin and favorite beauty looks.

@gethairyfebruary

The body hair movement is real, and if you support it but are hesitant to commit all-year-round to not shaving, this is the account for you. Get Hairy February is the body hair version of No-Shave November and is a movement that wants to break the beauty standard that all women must have smooth, hair-free skin. The movement challenges people to stop shaving for one month out of the year to break to the stigma and also fundraise for charities that help eliminate violence against women.

@luhshawnay

 

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La’Shaunae Steward has been a huge advocate for plus-sized models over the years. She has grown her following by speaking out against people who fat-shame and have fat-phobia, being vocal about plus-sized visibility and encouraging people to pursue their goals even if it goes against the grain.

@ihartericka

Ericka Hart is a breast cancer survivor, sex educator, speaker, writer, activist and more. Follow them for all the body positivity content and to learn about racial issues and LGBTQ+ rights.

@fatgirlstraveling

 

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? @mindycityy ? Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort, Mexico #FatGirlsTraveling #TravelingInclusivity

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Fat Girls Travelling was created to show the world that just because you’re plus-sized, doesn’t mean you can’t have a Pinterest-worthy travel account. It redefines the meaning of “bikini bod” and changes the cliché of a female traveler. Follow the feed for all globe-trotting babes and start dreaming about your next vacation.

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