Every day, we’re bombarded with unrealistic images of what we’re supposed to look like – images that are completely unattainable and heavily edited.
We live in a world where it’s hard to be comfortable in your own skin and love your body, no matter what shape or size it may be.
Here are 5 body positive instagram accounts that will help you on your way.
This colorfully illustrated account promotes all body types in a fun and positive way, championing women all over the world, and inspiring them to love and celebrate who they are, inside and out.
Its creator rightly says – “There is more than one type of body out there, and I think it’s important we celebrate them all!“
Megan – anorexia survivor and bestselling author has a seriously colourful account – most of which comes from her fabulous rainbow-hued hair.
She inspiringly says that the body positive movement on Instagram was her turning point in overcoming her illness: “I saw all these women of different shapes and sizes unapologetically loving themselves, and I realised for the first time that maybe I could do that, too. It is possible to fall in love with a body that you never believed was worthy of love. It is possible to find peace after spending a lifetime waging war against your body. It is possible to recover.”
Founded by a husband and wife dream team, this is a company that is having an open and honest conversation about weight, body size, health and self-love too. You’ll find tonnes of daily inspiration here.
Plus-size model and story teller Naomi Shimada celebrates her body entirely as it is, and encourage us all to do the same, while lifting each other up instead of picking each other apart, as we’re so often guilty of doing.
Danielle Brooks (aka Taystee on Orange is the New Black) has a seriously good insta game, and is the mastermind behind the powerful hashtag #voiceofthecurves.
In an interview with People magazine she said, “Sometimes I’ll look at myself and be like, ‘Dang girl, you got a lot of stretch marks.’ But then I’m like, ‘That’s just the road map of my strength.’”