Get your daily self love by following these body positive Instagram accounts #Identity#body image#fashion#health#plus size Updated Jun 15 2018 (Posted Jun 14 2018) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo via Jessamyn Stanley Related Post I am curvy and that's beautiful: my (ongoing) journey toward body positivity To be honest, I don't recall a time when I have looked in a mirror and thought I was skinny or loved what I saw.... Read more We've been having some discussions about body positivity lately that made me remember that not everyone is entrenched in body positive role models on social media as others of us are. What better way to shine some light on our favorite bad-ass body positive babes than by finding some of the best body positive Instagram accounts out there? Whether they're loving their fat bodies, their disabled bodies, their perceived "flaws," their feminism, and their everyday realness, these are some babes who will prove that "the norm" means nothing. Meghan Tonjes (@meghantonjes) Podcaster, YouTuber, creator, body positive babe, and all-around shining star. Go follow Meghan for real takes on loving yourself. I've been a fan since her early days of doing amazing song covers on YouTube. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🔸MEGHAN TONJES🔸 (@meghantonjes) on May 17, 2018 at 10:44am PDT Gabi Fresh (@gabifresh) Gabi is a full-on force in body-posi circles and has the cred and product lines to prove it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabi (@gabifresh) on May 25, 2018 at 4:38pm PDT Sabina Karlsson (@thesabinakarlsson) Sabina Karlsson is a Swedish model who I LOVE to watch. She's gorgeous and got her start in straight-size modeling. But she's up-front about never wanting to go back to it after entering curvy-sized modeling. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sabina Karlsson (@thesabinakarlsson) on May 8, 2018 at 8:00am PDT Megan Jayne Crabbe (@bodyposipanda) Bestselling author of Body Positive Power, Megan Jayne Crabbe, is well-known in the body positivity movement and in feminism and calls herself an “anorexia conqueror." Her story is a great one to follow. Plus she's a rainbow in person form. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (she/her) (@bodyposipanda) on May 20, 2018 at 1:22pm PDT Glitter (@glitterandlazers) Glitter (aka Anna) is a vlogger and blogger with a seriously good eye for fashion and especially active fashion. Follow for her outfits, stay for her killer personality. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anna (@glitterandlazers) on May 14, 2018 at 3:26pm PDT Sonny Turner (@sonnyturner___) Plus-size model Sonny Turner is all about highlighting what makes us self-conscious and then owning it. She's also great at finding other kinds of diversities and shining a brilliant spotlight on them. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonny Turner (@sonnyturner___) on Apr 24, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT Kat Hawkins (@amputee_kat) A filmmaker and dance artist, Kat Hawkins works as a reporter for the BBC and continues to dance even after losing both of her legs 10 years ago. She's a force to be reckoned with! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kat (@kats.bailed) on May 8, 2018 at 12:22pm PDT Virgie Tovar (@virgietovar) Virgie will be the one to start your journey to breaking up with diet culture. She fights sexism by day and promotes being your true self by night. Her rallying cry? “Lose hate not weight.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Virgie Tovar (@virgietovar) on Apr 25, 2018 at 4:15pm PDT Kali (@myfacestory) Kali is a self-proclaimed skincare junkie due to her cystic acne and so many of us can relate. But she doesn't let it devour her and finds beauty in her face on the reg. And you will, too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kali | acne positivity (@myfacestory) on May 18, 2018 at 9:50am PDT Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn) Jessamyn is a speaker, podcaster, and fitness phenom. If you can get into her workshops, enjoy your luck! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessamyn (@mynameisjessamyn) on Apr 12, 2018 at 6:30pm PDT Jes Baker (@themilitantbaker) Jes just released her next book that's taking the body posi community by storm called Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass, which pretty much sums up why she's amazing. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jes Baker (she/her) (@themilitantbaker) on May 30, 2018 at 3:20pm PDT We're featuring these three lovely ladies on a fat-positive photo shoot over on Offbeat Bride this week! They're all worth a follow… Ta’lor Pinkston (@ladyhoodjourney) Ta'lor is a poet, motivational speaker, self-love coach, and so so much more. See one of her lovely poems here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ta’lor L. Pinkston (@theheartadvocate) on Jun 5, 2018 at 5:07pm PDT Kayla Bix (@kay_bix) You can see Kayla being RAD AF as a model over on this post! Jamie Hamilton (@jamie_jetaime) Jamie is a body positive fashion icon, traveler, and ice cream connoisseur (fuck yes!). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jamie Hamilton (@jamie_jetaime) on Apr 19, 2018 at 12:01pm PDT Related Post 11 of my favorite quirky home style Instagram accounts to follow for pure weird joy I was scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day (as usual) and felt like I'd hit on some real finds who are constantly providing me whimsical and quirky home… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Partner bashing: Are you venting about your partner too much? NEXT "Are you a boy or a girl?" How do you explain gender to a child? Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] this is a great list! to add a few faves: beetlemeier_too, ushshi, and pansystbattie Reply Loving the insta roundup, but one piece of feedback. The term "differently abled" is quite problematic, its mainly only used by abled people as a way of policing our language and feelings. The majority of disabled people prefer the term disabled, though of course every individual gets to decide what language they would like to be referred to with. This post has a good summary of why it's an issue. https://www.autistichoya.com/2013/08/differently-abled.html?m=1 Reply This is super helpful, thanks Eleanor! I wasn't aware of the nuance and I'm glad I am now. I'll swap the language now and do some more digging into how better to articulate those particular words. Thanks again! Reply If I could throw one in there that has helped me immensely it would be @plusmommy. Jen McLellan is a plus-sized, body positive mom who is also an educator for plus-sized people who are either trying to conceive or are pregnant. She shares personal stories and images along with a myriad of resources through her blog and Instagram pages (Plus Mommy) as well as her podcast of the same name. As a woman of size, experiencing her first pregnancy, I loved seeing how normal my pregnancy could be! Reply I'm excited to see this resource! Although I am currently on day 7 of being social media free, which feels pretty awesome right now. May I recommend as supplements the Food Psych Podcast by @chr1styharrison (on Instagram) and Bodykindness Podcast by @rebeccascritchfield (on Instagram). I've been listening to them for a few months and I'm finally reading Health At Every Size. I'm learning so much and I love it. Another Instagram account I'd recommend is @benourishedpdx Reply Such a good list! Those in the UK might want to check out @antidietriotclub. Its a group thats just started to encourage body positivity in London, and they partner with different groups to run events. They had yoga a few weeks back and a market focused on plus sizes is being held in July. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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