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 ❤️

Jameela Jamil

This incredibly eloquent actress uses her platform to fight shaming in society. Her other account @i_weigh is “a movement for us to feel valuable and see how amazing we are, and to look beyond our flesh and bones”
@jameelajamilofficial
@i_weigh

Recipes For Self Love

A beautiful illustration account with body positive and inclusive messages.

Harnaam Kaur

Harnaam is a motivational speaker with an incredible story and inspiring outlook on all things body positivity.

Dana Suchow

Dana shares a hugely important message by giving parents and teachers the tools to prevent eating disorders.

Her Words Series

Brilliant quotes and interview series with inspiring women.

Aydian Dowling

The first trans man to be on the cover of Men’s Health magazine, Aydian shares his transition story and his activism.

Justin Baldoni

Creator of the amazing ‘Man Enough’ web series (watch it!), Justin speaks about masculinity and what it means to be a man.

BodyPosiPanda

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 🌈
@bodyposipanda

Simone Mariposa

Straight up goddess material ✨

Black Girl in Om

BGIO is creating space for women of colour to breathe easy and is a really beautiful account run by @hellolaurenash and @deunivory

Rachel Cargle

The Beyoncé of Academia, Rachel shares a tonne of incredible important and valuable content around racism. Check out her web event ‘Unpacking White Feminism’ to educate yourself about intersectional feminism.

The Equality Institute

Bringing together the world’s best minds to make violence against women and girls a thing of the past. This account offers some really great insights in to the power of our language and gives suggestions for practical changes we can make to be more intentionally equal in our interactions with people.

Matt McGorry

Activist and intersectional feminist, Matt shares lots of great book recommendations and speaks about many important issues.

Let me know your thoughts!

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hi, I’m Eleanor

It is my mission to redefine modern day sensuality and what it means to be a sensual being.

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