We all know influencer culture can be toxic. More often than not, those with a large following seem to be out of touch and share content that makes people feel bad about themselves. However, body positive influencers tend to use their platforms for good. They encourage everyone to feel comfortable in their skin no matter size, color or gender. And they are unafraid to present a raw image on social media because they recognize the need for authenticity. By following these women on Instagram, hopefully you too can learn to be more confident in yourself.
There are many body positive influencers on social media, but here are some of our faves.
Stephanie Yeboah is a writer, public speaker and mental health advocate. Her experience being a Black plus sized woman can be found in her book, Fattily Ever After, which hits shelves September 3rd. Needless to say, Stephanie is unafraid to talk about “uncomfortable” subjects. Click here to learn more about her journey.
Sierra Schultzzie is a YouTuber, podcaster and influencer. She works with brands like Savage X Fenty and Fabletics to showcase her love for her body. Sierra also owns her own merch line called Confident & Kind, which encourages all women to be confident in their own skin and kind to their bodies. She’s definitely worth the follow!
Another influencer deserving your follow is Megan Jayne Crabbe AKA @bodyposipanda. She is a UK-based blogger and author dedicated to helping people celebrate and embrace their authentic selves. Her posts range from inspirational quotes to her personal experience with her own body. You can learn more about Megan and read her blog posts here.
One woman who help set the curve for plus sized influencers is @gabifresh. In addition to launching a swim line with Swimsuits for All and a lingerie line with Playful Promises, Gabi was the originator for Instyle Magazine’s plus size page. She also started out as a blogger and encourages women of all sizes to experiment with fashion.
@mskristine is a blogger, brand owner and body confidence advocate. Her Instagram is full of fashion, style tips and inspirational words about being “a curvy girl in a trendy world.” Her brand, Kin by Kristine celebrates women by providing timeless clothing pieces for the everyday woman. You can learn more about Kristine’s mission here.
Another influencer worth the follow is Carrie Dayton. Carrie is a YouTuber who explores the fashion industry and their lack of size inclusivity. She’s not afraid to show the internet all angles of her body, and she continuously uses her platform to have the hard conversations about body confidence and the journey to finding self-love.
Model and photographer, Jessica Janae always keeps it real on social media. By showing her followers the realities of being a curvy woman, she tries to remind everyone that their bodies are perfect the way they are and are meant for more than just something to be looked at.
@tiffanyima is a wellness content creator, blogger and body confident influencer. Her platform is dedicated to helping her followers love their bodies and fight mental health issues. By sharing her own personal experience with mental and physical health, she not only encourages women to break unhealthy habits, but she helps them find joy as well.
@jazzmynejay is a Buzzfeed producer, style icon and the hype woman we all need in our lives. Her content radiates positive vibes, and her fashion is #GOALS. When Jazzmyne isn’t starring in Buzzfeed videos, she’s providing personal shopping and styling advice for ASOS as a Curve Insider. You seriously won’t regret this follow!
Last but not least, Chelsea Culbertson is a content creator, blogger, mom and an RN. After struggling with body image herself, she has learned to feel confident and comfortable in her own skin. She now helps her followers recognize that their bodies are beautiful no matter what shape or size.
Who is your favorite body positive influencer? Share with us in the comments!