6 Instagram Accounts That Will Give You Life
You can't have a proper glo up without a little inspiration. Take a look at these instagram accounts that will change your world:
1. Elaine Welteroth, Insta: @elainewelteroth
Elaine is the new Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, the youngest and second black editor in chief Condé Nast has every had. Since she’s been EIC, Tracee Ellis Ross, Simone Biles, and Willow Smith have made appearances as well as an article about cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation. Slay the game, Elaine! And her Instagram is to die for. She is hilarious, joyous and encouraging while also mixing in some posts about justice. Not to mention her and her husband are ravishing. Check her out for a good time. Here’s a sample of pure joy:
2. Tyler Ford, insta: @tywrent
This agender sweetheart is a creative, talented, powerhouse with a wonderful message about being your true self to share with the world. Tyler does amazing work for LGBTQA youth and is just so positive and inspirational that even one scroll through their social media will make your life. Take a look at this angel:
3. Marie Forleo, insta: @marieforleo
Nothing says love like free advice that you actually want. If you are need of a gorgeous life coach who will make you laugh your way into being a better professional adult, you’ve found your lady. We love her Q & A Tuesdays on Youtube too. In 5-10 minutes every Tuesday, you’ll find yourself equipped with tools you can actually use. If you’re trying to make your side hustle your full time hustle or if you just want some simple exercises that will make your life a little better (they will make a difference) then you’ve found ya lady.
M U L T I P A S S I O N A T E People || This MarieTV is about how to do ALL the things you love ❤️💗❤️, without feeling or looking like a flake. 📝🎙💻🎭👗💃🎨. Specifically, we talk about six things I wish I knew back in the day, when I just felt scattered, confused and broken. Have a watch at MarieForleo.com/blog and share if u dig it! 👍👍👍
4. Jessamyn Stanley, insta: @mynameisjessamyn
Jessamyn is body positive, hilariously honest, queer, badass yogi. She has so much confidence and power that her words resonate to our cores. If you need a pep in your soul, she's what we prescribe. She’s got a book coming out next year and you can pre-order now.
On a daily basis, I still feel like I have to reclaim my body. Just in case I ever forget my ass is fat and that's not a bad thing. Just in case I ever forget my back rolls are seductive as a slice of @starbucks pound cake on that day when you say you're going on a diet but then you're like fuck it gimme dat pound cake and caramel macchiato stat. Just in case I ever forget there are actually jeans that can fit over my belly. Just in case some asshole ever makes me feel like a fat sea monster and then I get depressed for ~.0035 seconds before remembering that Ursula was LITERALLY a fat sea monster and she's the baddest bitch in the history of Disney villains soooo. Just in case some dickface ever manages to penetrate my shield of self-confidence. Middle fingers in the air, fat bodies out and proud- that is how I am living my life. Just in case I ever forget that the bad bitch parade never stops, that being fat can be a powerful emotional asset, & that surviving the bullet wounds of others is a battle worth fighting. I talked about this in depth + the journey of loving my body as a #queer person on the #queerbodylove podcast w/ @ejcooper12 yesterday- the podcast will be live later this month and you can follow her here and on Facebook to listen when it comes out! Jeans- @slink_jeans
5. Alex Elle, insta: @alex_elle
Beautiful inside and out, Alex Elle blesses us with her mere presence. Her way of being is seriously #goals and so is her beautiful family. She’s got tea, she’s got natural hair, she’s got a soul full of compassion and love, and she’s got us on her Instagram every day.
notes on understanding: Finding peace in spaces of discomfort and angst isn't always a straightforward task. It can make us feel uprooted and disoriented. But finding comfort in moments of misunderstanding can elicit feelings of flexibility and perseverance that we never knew we had. When I am unclear or lacking in understanding, I try to keep this in mind: Life isn't always tidy. It's not meant to be spotless or without hurdles. Sometimes it is rumpled and unfolded, and we may never truly be able to make sense of the details. I try to reflect on that and create harmony with whatever is present. Good and bad. Clear and unclear. Finding peace in the ambiguous moments of life is what enhances my ability to keep moving forward. Not so I can find the answers, but so I can be free.
6. THINX, insta: @shethinx
THINX may be known for their period "Period/Anxiety/Patriarchy-Proof Underwear", but their instagram is, not only beautifully done, but is a hub for intersectional feminism. The taboo of periods, trans issues, body topics, etc. is virtually eliminated. If you want to learn about yourself and have fun, take a scroll down THINX lane.
Teri Bradford (she/her) is the Editor in Chief of Concept: The Magazine. Meet the rest of the Concept: Staff here.