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The world of social media can be a scary place. If you aren’t careful, you can fall into a spiral of seeing post after post of people ‘living their best life’, leaving you feeling inadequate. So, after going on a well-needed unfollowing spree, you need make sure you are following people who make you feel good about yourself. So, here are some of the best body positive accounts on Instagram.
Megan Jayne Crabbe
Megan is a fierce feminist, author of ‘Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, making peace with your body and live’, and body positive influencer. After spending years hating her body, Megan has now come out the other end and done a full 180, embracing and loving the skin she is in.
Talking with the BBC in 2019, Megan said:
“The word ‘fat’ used to have the power to knock me out cold. I’ve spent my life in fear of being called fat, I couldn’t even see the word. When I found the body positivity movement, my eyes were opened to a whole new way of seeing fat. It’s just another word, a way to describe your body, and we need to reclaim it.”
Allison is a positive beacon of light in the dark land of social media. Her mantra of ‘just do you babe’ is quintessentially Allison and welcomes you into her world of fearless living and taking up as much room as you can.
She also has a successful blog that details her collaborations with other creators, guided meditations and archives all her blog posts.
Kelvin has taken the reins of the body positive movement, making sure that we include men in the conversation as well. We typically associate body positivity with women. However, men also suffer from eating disorders, body dysmorphia and more. So, Kelvin is aiming to make this a louder conversation.
Talking with VeryGoodLight, Kelvin said:
“There wasn’t a body positive fashion blog out there, one that talks about societal standards or bodies in general. Women talk about it all the time, but it’s so stigmatized by guys… We are made perfectly imperfect. My stretch marks on my shoulders, my stomach aren’t going anywhere. They’re my lightning strikes, tiger stripes.”
Gina is a flourishing Instagram influencer, eating disorder survivor and someone who is always fighting your corner. Her posts detail how she took steps to loving her body and taking hold of her eating disorder.
She also posts motivational images and captions to get you in a positive mindset for those days when you are a little down.
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