I'm a daily Instagram user. I absolutely love it, and I make sure to follow a lot of body-positive and feminist accounts because I love seeing so much positivity in my feed every day. Here are a few of my very favorite IG artists! Enjoy!
Ambivalently Yours has a unique, abstract, almost ethereal artistic style that is paired often with body positive or feminist phrases. Clever and poignant, the pieces are designed to make a statement and promote self-love, self-reflection and self-care.
Joanna Thangiah is an Australia-based body-positive feminist who uses her artwork to challenge conventional beauty ideals and other sources of stigma and female oppression. Recently, she's been working on "hairy alien babe" pieces, which feature her iconic doe-eyed babes in natural states of being, body hair included. Joanna's art celebrates the diversity of the human body by featuring chubby multicultural babes with heart-shaped pimples, body hair, and modern, fresh, funky hair colors and wardrobes. I find her art personally inspiring, and I'm always excited to see what she comes out with next!
Pedro M Flores Jr.
Teddyburger is a body-positive warrior based in TX whose posts on IG inspire me. His fantastic artwork lately has been more about aliens and comic book characters than body positivity, but his captions are very positive and moving. He says in the caption of a recent post, "Be enigmatic. Be energetic. Be exhilarating. Be a mermaid. Be an alien. Be the cool kid. Be the scholar. Be-YOU-tiful & most importantly, be yourself!" His IG feed is drenched in positivity, and it's so contagious. Love it!
Valerie T. Hobo
The Tiny Hobo offers out-of-this-world adorable, body positive designs. Her store has so many cute pins, prints and necklaces, many of which have feminist and body-positive themes. The Tiny Hobo makes wearing your body positivity/feminism on your sleeve fun, and I'm always excited to see what she comes out with next.
Rachele Cateyes is a body positive artist who celebrates fat bodies in her art. She started the hashtag #glorifyingobesity as well as the Facebook page Glorifying Obesity and is all about being an unapologetic fat babe. She's been creating quite a lot of adorable, clever art and is currently working on a series featuring her plus size heroes, including Ashley Nell Tipton of Project Runway fame and body confidence activist Harnaam Kaur. Stay rad!