Self love, specifically love for you body, is something that can take time to achieve. We live in a world where we’re constantly being bombarded by advertisements featuring seemingly “perfect” models and Instagram is filled with influencers all fighting to obtain society’s standard of beauty. But you know what? Who is to say there is one standard? We believe that all bodies are beautiful and there are plenty of women on Instagram who will prove just that. These women are body positive influencers, who show the world that you don’t need to be a size 0, have plastic surgery or be able bodied to be beautiful. They shows that there’s diversity of beauty within this complex world of ours and that anyone can find this power by practicing self love. We’ve gathered up 16 of our favorite body positive influencers in the gallery below, take a look at these badass babes and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.
Arguably one of the most well-known body positive influencers, Tess Holliday made a name for herself in 2015 after becoming the first model over a size 20 to be signed to a major modeling agency.
YouTuber and musician Jessie Paege has battled an eating disorder for years, but has only recently begun sharing her story with her following.
Yogi Jessamyn Stanley proves that she can succeed in mastering complex poses without being a size two.
Sarah Nicole Landry
Mama Sarah Nicole Landry has extra skin from major weight loss and pregnancy, but that isn’t stopping her from showing off her body.
Cara of Pale Ginger Pear
Cara shares her journey living with lipedema and lymphedema with her devoted following.
Grace F Victory
Holistic healer Grace F Victory proves that style knows no size.
Chidera Eggerue is the woman behind #saggyboobsmatter and lets audiences know all breasts are beautiful.
Sara Puhto is a former fitness addict who found herself through body positivity.
Bethany Purnell has been living with Crohns disease since 2007 and shows her followers that it’s okay to wear a colostomy bag.
After contracting meningitis at age two, doctors amputated Hannah Olateju’s arms and legs. However, today she’s found her place in the London fashion scene and thrives as an influencer.
Mandy Horvath lost both of her legs above the knee after being hit by a train and today, she’s known as the Bionic Bachelorette and can be seen climbing mountains without prosthetics.
Tattoo artist Mira Mariah may be best known for frequently inking Ariana Grande, however, she’s also a disability advocate.
Makeup artist Lauren Elyse was born with vitiligo, however, it’s helped her to stand out and shine in the beauty world.
Following a car accident at 15, Jordan Bone was left in a wheelchair. Today, she’s a life coach, podcast host and avid tattoo collector.
Jillian Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a child and has since taken the modeling world by storm, appearing in editorials for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Galore and Teen Vogue.
Cailey Darling has a rare eye disability called acute macular neuroretinopathy but despite being legally blind, still creates incredible makeup looks.