Recently I posted on instagram about the importance of diversifying your social feeds. I’m white, I’m blonde, I’m thin. Looking the way I do affords me automatic privileges that others don’t experience because I was born in to this body. I was also born in to a country, society and class that meant I received opportunities that others have not. I don’t know what it’s like to live in any body other than this one. But, I have a huge capacity for empathy and I am eager to learn and to listen. And I encourage you to do the same.
If you are only ever seeing pictures of people who look like you (or of people who you are aspiring to look like because some part of you believes you need to change), or reading about people with similar backgrounds, histories, stories to you – you are never going to evolve, grow and learn. I believe it’s incredibly important to exercise your empathy regularly and learning about others’ experience of life is an essential part of this.
I want to share some of the incredible instagram accounts that I’ve come across with you in the hopes that you, too, can learn more about people who have different bodies, views, values and experiences to you.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I am certain there are so many other amazing humans out there with different stories that are equally as important to hear and elevate. I encourage you to comment below with your recommendations of accounts you think more people could learn from.
For now, enjoy a new kind of #inspo ❤️
Recipes For Self Love
Her Words Series
Megan Jayne Crabbe is a beautiful advocate for all things body positivity, sharing her journey from having an eating disorder to fully embracing her life. Her messaging is very inclusive and thoughtful and she’s also basically a rainbow incarnate 🌈
Straight up goddess material ✨
The Equality Institute
Let me know your thoughts!