I refuse to hate Instagram. Do I hate how it can give people chronic fear of missing out, shortens our attention spans, fries our eyeballs and makes people neurotic that everyone is doing life better than us? Yes.
And. Instagram has been the catalyst for a number of important social media movements. It can be an educational tool. It can also be a place you go to feel connected, understood and part of something bigger than yourself. It all comes down to curating your feed so it feels good for you. Which means following some dope accounts. Here are our top 10 picks of Instagram accounts to follow.
To feel connected to the sisterhood
“I laugh really loud and I am like other girls.”
“I love food and I am like other girls.”
“I like cancelled plans and I am like other girls.”
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again ‘you’re not like other girls’ isn’t a compliment. This beautiful page shares submissions from women across the globe followed by the tagline- ‘and I am like other girls.’ Thought they’ve sadly had to stop posting due to time restraints, you can still follow the page and devour their past posts.
To develop a healthy relationship with food
Spending hours of your life each day stressing out about what you eat and what you look like ran out in 2018. We’ve got better things to do with our brain space. These three accounts focus on intuitive eating, body image and acceptance and self love. Follow these accounts and watch how your relationship with food and your body starts to change.
For a giggle
If there’s two I things I love in this world it’s sharp headlines and sassy women. This page churns out sassy satirical headlines that have you relating to things you couldn’t even put a word on before. Womens news, feminized. It’s a good time.
For creative support
The creative independent is a resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people. Trying to make a living off your creativity, or making a side hustle off it can get confusing. This is a great resource full of real-world advice and perspectives that help you keep your creativity thriving and healthy.
To see an example that anything is possible
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving me life on social media right now. Not only is she the youngest woman elected to congress (she’s 29.) She has a human approach to making politics accessible to everyone (think, talking politics on her Instagram live feed while she makes Mac and cheese and listens to Janelle Monae.) She is outspoken, fearless and an example of the fact you do not need to be perfect to get shit done and make the world a better place. My new mantra these past months before making any choices has been: what would AOC do? And I’ve become a stronger, more brave, less scared person because of it. More of this, please.
When you want to be more mindful of yourself and your technology use, but have no time for hemp seeds and Buddhist singing bowls
Eff this! meditation is for people who are busy, annoyed, or just plain over it. Meditation, but in a real way. But also, really pretty to look at. Mindful technology is when you love tech, but love human connection more. Check them out.
If you want to strengthen your body, mind and soul from anywhere in the world, 365 days a year
What’s your favorite Insta account to follow?