Instagram is a world of heavily curated picture-perfect images. The person you post online is often the best version of yourself that you allow others to see, often with a little filter here or cropping there to look as good as possible. But constantly viewing heavily edited images can distort your view of a normal body. Comparing yourself to these photoshopped images can feed insecurity, self-hate, and body negativity.
Among the masses of Instagram models (or wanna-be models) online, there’s a small rising of men and women who are advocating for more authenticity and body positivity through social media. These are the heroes who are leading the body positive movement, from celebrating all body sizes to preaching body love, acceptance, and care.
Following these types of influencers will inspire you to love and accept your body as is — flaws and all. Use your daily Insta-scroll as an opportunity to feed yourself body positive messages that may help support a healthy body image and encourage positive self-talk. Here are 3 of our favorite body positive influencers: