- Curating your Instagram feed so you only see people whose posts make you feel good can do wonders for your mental health.
- The self-love movement has gained speed over the past year, with more and more people deciding to reject society’s beauty standards.
- There are now lots of Instagrammers who dedicate their feeds to encouraging people to love their rolls and embrace their acne.
- Here are 33 of the best to follow in 2019.
Loving your appearance is hard. It often seems like everywhere we look, we’re being told we’re not good enough. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not curvy enough.
But the tide is slowly starting to change.
A growing number of women (for it is mainly women whose bodies are subjected to these ludicrous standards) are pushing back against society’s ideals and sticking two fingers up to the physical pressures engrained in so many of us.
They’ve decided that actually, you can get a lot more done when you’re not obsessing over your body all the time, and the number on the scale or the size of your jeans does not determine your self-worth.
Read more: This woman’s side-by-side photo makes a powerful point about looking ‘perfect’ on Instagram
In order to get on board with this way of thinking, curating your Instagram feed is crucial — you don’t need to follow people who make you feel bad about yourself. Instead, follow people who lift you up.
“Seeing other women in their bikinis and underwear with their rolls, cellulite, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and bellies on show normalised fat bodies for me and taught me not to feel ashamed in my own skin,” said Stephanie Yeboah (one of the people on our list).
“I saw these beautiful, gorgeous bodies and saw myself.”
From belly rolls to big noses, none of our perceived “flaws” are flaws at all.
Follow these 33 Instagram accounts, ranked in ascending order by follower count, to help you feel good about your body — and yourself — in 2019.
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