If you’re struggling with your body image or an eating disorder, there are plenty of times when just a little bit of inspiration would be all it takes to keep you on your plan toward recovery. When you find yourself in that situation, think Instagram.
Power in Numbers
There are sisters- and brothers-in-arms on social media who are sharing their amazing stories and photos. They’re talking about their own struggles and showing the bodies they’ve come to love.
So, when you need a boost to your own resolve or just need to see someone showing you that it isn’t impossible, take a look at these Instagram accounts. They’re guaranteed to get your inspiration going!
Jessamyn is a plus-size yogi who’s featured on cable shows on and off. She has been very open about the struggles she faces and how much harder she must work to show she’s serious about her craft. She is critical of the fashion industry’s lack of appealing plus-size athletic wear. Her awesome story and amazing attitude can be just the pick-me-up you’re needing.
Now a host-judge on America’s Next Top Model, Ashley Graham is the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s much-celebrated Swimsuit Issue. Ashley’s Instagram feed features photos that radiate the confidence she has in her body and herself. She enjoys life and shares inspiring quotes about loving the skin you’re in.
This amazing woman is a travel blogger who lost her right leg at the hip to cancer when she was only 14 years old. Her ultra-stylish photos of herself from all over the world are truly an inspiration to us all.
Megan Jayne Crabbe is open and honest about her battle with anorexia and mental health issues. She’s a blogger that posts photos of herself to let others know it’s OK to love the body they’re living in. She radiates positivity and gives pep talks that can bring sunshine into even the darkest of spaces.
Iskra Lawrence appears in ads for Aerie (American Eagle’s lingerie store.) She models for them because they never photo edit their ads, and Iskra believes models should show honest, unaltered photos. Her mantra is “every body is beautiful” and posts unaltered photos of herself; belly rolls, cellulite and all.
There may be times when no one else is around, but you’re never alone. Keep that in mind, keep your phone close and take some inspiration from these amazing ladies on Instagram.
They can, they do and so can you.