The InstaList: #bodyposi
We get that scrolling through Instagram is a BIG part of our days, and makes it easy to feel connected to the big wide world. But, sometimes it can leave you not feeling your best. Please enjoy The InstaList, a selection of Instagram accounts that will keep your morning scroll positive, entertaining and just plain hilarious.
Today, we’re rounding up the Top 5 body positive accounts to follow – if you love celebrating bodies, no matter their size, shape or colour, then this is the list for you.
You know we’re all about diversity and representation – and there’s nothing more important than feeling like you can relate to the people in your feed. Hit follow as quick as you can on these awesome accounts:
Will It Look Good On Me, Though?
Two badass best friends Michelle and Piaget, from Will It Look Good On Me, Though? have dedicated their account to showing how the same makeup looks on their different complexions. What started out as a focus on lipsticks has turned into a full-on lovefest for what makes us unique. We love how they prove that fashion, makeup and beauty aren’t just for runway models.
While the #bodyposi movement is dominated by boss ladies, we know guys need it just as much. We love that Stephen, the Bopo Boy, talks about reframing the way you talk about your body – instead of focusing on the flaws, he’s all about celebrating the strengths.
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Who decided what your body can have and what it can’t? Who decided that stretch marks are ‘bad’ and cellulite is the devil? Well let me tell you now there isn’t no wrong way to have a body 💕 I’ve gone through life believing that my body equals my worth and without trying to get rid of my man boobs or even out my stretch marked skin I am not worthy. The truth is I’ve always been worthy and my body isn’t my worth, my body is simply my body, my beautiful body 💕 We’re fed these lies of what a body can and can’t have simple to make us feel insecure and buy products which will apparently get rid of these so called ‘flaws’. Well honey they don’t need to go anywhere, you’re beautiful as you are, you don’t need some rich white man telling you what is and isn’t beautiful just so he can profit off your misery! 💕 One things for sure we spent too much time focused on not only our appearance but the appearance of others and whilst it’s lovely to hear “you’re so pretty” it’s meaningless because we’re all fucking pretty. Id rather be praised for the fullness of my heart instead of the flatness of my stomach 💕 So next time you think about complimenting someone or yourself give them a non-appearance based compliment because I assure you the more we start to base our worth on more than our bodies the sooner we’ll smash the patriarchy! 💕 #bopo #bopowarrior #bopoboy #bropo #bodypositivity #Bodypositive #bodyconfidence #body4me #bodyposi #malebodypositivity #embracethesquish #effyourbeautystandards #positivevibes
No list of body positivity advocates would be complete without Jameela Jamil and iWeigh. iWeigh showcases exceptional people doing amazing things – living their best damn lives in spite of what social media tells them they should/shouldn’t be doing. We love that Jameela posts before-and-after photoshop pics, breaking down the perfect photos we see on the gram and reminding us that not everything we see can be believed.
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A year ago I posted this on social media, in a moment of rage, finally completely finished and fed up with how we value women, never expecting anyone to care much. I had no idea what would follow and turn into the most beautiful and healing thing I’ve ever been a part of. Thank you @i_weigh community for being so incredibly inspiring and brilliant and for being the army behind me when I need to tell truth to power. Without you there would be no change. You are incredible. ❤️ #iweigh
Ruby Allegra is smashing social media stereotypes wide open with their representation of a babe living with a disability. Identifying as a gender-fluid human living in a disabled body, Ruby unapologetically shares their life on the ‘gram – the highs, lows and in-betweens of living with a differently-abled body. They’re also a makeup artist; if you’re bored with the same bodies and lifestyles filling up your feed, hit up Ruby for some colourful, and inclusive, representation.
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Hi, I’ve just had the queerest weekend and my lil rainbow heart is so full. I can’t wait to share it all with you but until then pls enjoy this piece of art I have made for u 💁🏼♂️👑💍 . . . [Image description: Ruby is sitting in their wheelchair in front of a white backdrop, with their hands folded in their lap. They’re wearing a red lace harness bra underneath a long, sheer, white lace slip dress, with a red leather collar around their neck, red lipstick and dark smokey eye makeup.]
The EveryMan Project
Just like the Bopo Boy, The EveryMan Project proves that loving on your body isn’t just for the ladies. Celebrating a diverse range of bro bods is what this account is all about – making it easy to have a think, or chat, about diversity! There’s nothing better than seeing beautiful bodies being celebrated by the world, so slide on over to The EveryMan Project for some seriously cool dudes in your feed.
Bonus: Hi, Ur Beautiful
You know we love a good Instagram quote, so how could we do this roundup without Hi, Ur Beautiful copping an honorable mention. If you like daily reminders that you’re fabulous, then look no further. With regrammable quotes for every occasion, you’ll never be short on inspo with this account in your feed.
What can I do now?
- Here are 6 ways to be body positive
- Read about what body image is
- Check out some of our tips on how to be awesome at self-care