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5 Best Instagram Accounts to Help You Love Your Body More
There are days when we wake up and feel rays of sun on our faces, blissful. Other days, not so much. It could even get to a point where it feels like we have a big rain cloud hovering over (just) our heads.
Taking charge of your mood goes a long way in pushing back negative energy. Whether it comes from society, the environment, or just how we feel that day.
One way to go about this is to have a curated Instagram feed that fills you with positivity. You need to switch your mind from what bothers you, and focus on better things about your world. A feed of varying body forms, sizes, cultures, interests and appearances will keep you from obsessing about yourself and normalizes you, because you realize that you are different, and at the same time, normal. We accept ourselves more.
Here is a list of body-confident beauties who flaunt their natural curves and bodies with pride and panache on Instagram. These women are evidence that the numbers on the scale or the size of your pants do not have to decide your self-esteem.
Stephanie Yeboah, @nerdabouttown
Stephanie Yeboah is a style and lifestyle blogger, writer, public speaker and body image advocate.
She talks about self-love, shares her struggles, and also stunning images of herself.
"Words have power. But the meaning of some words (like fat/or fat adjacent insults) while rooted in an ugly history, can be reclaimed and used as a way of showing proud defiance. Yeah, I'm fat because it's my literal body shape. Is it ugly? No. The use of the word is all about intention. If someone says it with venomous intent, then that's crappy. Same with being called animal names such as whale and cow, etc. I often get asked why I define myself as fat, hence the caption; calling myself fluffy or chubby or round doesn't make me any less fat, and if I can sidestep the tiptoeing, go straight to the source and reclaim it, then people cannot hurt me with it, despite their negative, horrible, fatphobic intentions. The next time someone insults or trolls you, just ask them "how did that make you feel, saying that?" And watch what they say"
Callie Thorpe, @calliethorpe
Callie's colorful feed will certainly light up your day as she shares the best outfit combinations with positive messages that make you fall in love with yourself again.
Megan Jayne Crabbe, @bodyposipanda
As an eating disorder survivor, Megan has made her page a safe place for people struggling with body acceptance. She spreads positivity and emphasizes the importance of accepting yourself and loving your body.
Grace Victory, @gracefvictory
Grace is a lifestyle influencer who makes it a point to share body-positive messages on her page and talk about the good and the bad days. She's said, "I don't love myself every day, but everyday I try and that, in my opinion, is good enough."
Sarah Frances Young, @bodypositivepear
Sarah aims to challenge society's notion of what the perfect body is and she's doing a great job at it. Her page is real and sensitive and modern.
It's a struggle being human and learning to love yourself. We hope this list helps you get some light and good times this February! Go out, be amazing, and most importantly, love yourself always.
Submitted by: Kelechi
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