the f school’s top 10 #bodypositive accounts

 

Here at f school HQ, we've gotten into the habit of following body-positive activists and it has truly changed the way we see beauty. Scars, bulges, different shapes, colours and abilities - we believe that we can retrain the way our brains perceive beauty. Even if you don't struggle with your own body image, diversifying the images of "beauty" that you consume every day will go a long way to cultivating acceptance and compassion for others.

BUT: you have to do the work.

So here’s how to start:

1. Find some body-positive activists that you like (i.e. accounts that promote acceptance and appreciation of all body types).

2. Add them to your feed.

3. And every time you see something that undermines body positivity in your feed, unfollow the account. (Remember those fitness grammers you added to your feed in 2011? Yes, those! The ones that make you feel shit because you haven’t eaten kale since January 2018.)

Below is a list of our top 10 body-positive accounts to get you started.

Not on Instagram? Think about other ways you can apply this to your day-to-day. TV shows you watch, magazines you read…do they promote body positivity? Is it time to surround yourself with healthier images?

Go nuts! You’ll thank us later.

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1. The Insta queen of body positivity, Megan Jayne Crabbe -   @bodyposipanda     - shares her journey of recovery from anorexia. She also wants to remind you that “a woman can be butt naked rolling in glitter & still respect herself”. PREACH.

1. The Insta queen of body positivity, Megan Jayne Crabbe - @bodyposipanda - shares her journey of recovery from anorexia. She also wants to remind you that “a woman can be butt naked rolling in glitter & still respect herself”. PREACH.

2.   #transisbeautiful     does exactly what it says on the tin. Created by actress   @LaverneCox  , the hashtag is a daily dose of body positivity beyond the binary. A nod to the hardship that some of us have to go through to feel at home in our bodies - spoiler: it's lots. And 100% worth it.

2. #transisbeautiful does exactly what it says on the tin. Created by actress @LaverneCox, the hashtag is a daily dose of body positivity beyond the binary. A nod to the hardship that some of us have to go through to feel at home in our bodies - spoiler: it's lots. And 100% worth it.

3. Mama Cāx -   @mamacaxx   - is a model, disability advocate, and cancer survivor. She's also unapologetic for her dark skin and we LOVE. Be prepared for major style envy.

3. Mama Cāx - @mamacaxx - is a model, disability advocate, and cancer survivor. She's also unapologetic for her dark skin and we LOVE. Be prepared for major style envy.

4. Jessamyn Stanley -   @mynameisjessamyn   - is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer. Her Insta account is big, black, beautiful, and extremely bendy.

4. Jessamyn Stanley - @mynameisjessamyn - is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer. Her Insta account is big, black, beautiful, and extremely bendy.

5. Harnaam Kaur -   @harnaamkaur   - does not care what you think of her facial hair. To say that she’s challenging society's beauty norms is an understatement. This fierce woman knows her worth.

5. Harnaam Kaur - @harnaamkaur - does not care what you think of her facial hair. To say that she’s challenging society's beauty norms is an understatement. This fierce woman knows her worth.

6. Em Ford -   @mypaleskinblog   - is serious makeup goals but shows us that she is so much more than makeup, and that airbrushed, peachy perfection is not real life. She wants you to “be a little more you, and a lot less them”. We likey.

6. Em Ford - @mypaleskinblog - is serious makeup goals but shows us that she is so much more than makeup, and that airbrushed, peachy perfection is not real life. She wants you to “be a little more you, and a lot less them”. We likey.

7. Serena Williams -   @serenawilliams     - needs no introductions. She defies patriarchal stereotypes that women cannot be both strong and sexy. Sexy is whatever the hell you want it to be.

7. Serena Williams - @serenawilliams - needs no introductions. She defies patriarchal stereotypes that women cannot be both strong and sexy. Sexy is whatever the hell you want it to be.

8. If you struggle with food guilt, follow   @notplantbased   (vegans look away!) for some gentle reminders that food is just food and your eating habits do not define you.

8. If you struggle with food guilt, follow @notplantbased (vegans look away!) for some gentle reminders that food is just food and your eating habits do not define you.

9.   @takebackpostpartum   - (recommended by an f schoolie!) reminds us that our bodies do amazing things, and that bulges, scars, and stretchmarks can have beautiful history. Plus mums are hard as f**k. Don't mess with them.

9. @takebackpostpartum - (recommended by an f schoolie!) reminds us that our bodies do amazing things, and that bulges, scars, and stretchmarks can have beautiful history. Plus mums are hard as f**k. Don't mess with them.

10. Emily Bador -   @darth_bador   - is a model who’s not afraid of a candid underwear shot and the occasional hairy armpit. She also has an excellent Uber* rating. *Disclaimer: We know Uber are assholes.

10. Emily Bador - @darth_bador - is a model who’s not afraid of a candid underwear shot and the occasional hairy armpit. She also has an excellent Uber* rating.
*Disclaimer: We know Uber are assholes.

 
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