13 Empowering Women You Should Already Be Following On Instagram

7. Sabrina Karlsson

Dreaming ✨@lindexofficial ✨ #lingerie #lindexofficial

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Sabrina Karlsson is a Swedish plus-size model is breaking the mold with not only her curves, but her red, curly hair and flawless freckled face. Aside from her extensive modeling resume, she has a large social media presence. Her ‘grams serve as a reminder that what makes us different is what makes us beautiful.

7. Shay Neary

?: @boudoirbynomi ?: @lanebryant Today is National Coming Out Day: Coming out… my body, mind, and spirit has spent a lifetime finding herself. She has fought to be accepted, not tolerated. Her life is not in mock of women, or intended to fool men… but a full extension of her soul. She is the embodiment of authenticity, and coming out is a regular part of her existence. I am transgender, this is not something to devalue. This is a wonderful part of my existence in this world. My journey is special, and I will always cherish my given gender. We are not required to come out, but a lifetime spent hiding from who you are… can feel like a life wasted. Be you, be true, and never let the world hold you back from what you’re truly capable of. #nationalcomingoutday #? #shayneary #bigboldbeautifulyou #lingerie #plusmodelmag #thisbody #bbw #trans #transgender #transisbeautiful #girlslikeus #boudior #plussizefashion

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Shay Neary is the first plus-size transgender model to be featured in a major fashion campaign. She is an avid activist who often speaks out against transphobia and fat-shaming. She even created a style guide for other trans people. Her openness about her body makes her an amazing person to follow. Her posts are always made to make you feel like you have a place in this world even if your body is different than others.

8. Jessamyn Stanley

I'm at a stage where I'm consistently happy with my body. Probably because i've been practicing yoga all the time, eating whatever the fuck I want, spending time with people who love me, allowing myself the freedom of frowning when shit is hitting the fan and I'm covered in muck. I never expected to feel this at home in my skin, and I don't always feel this way- but I do feel at home in it today. It's been a long and crazy summer. So much shit is on the horizon and a lot of it might hit the fan. And instead of focusing on how I might not feel like this tomorrow or the number of people who don't want me to feel this way, I just want to celebrate this moment of self-love. Because it could be gone tomorrow and that's fine, too. Bra and panties are @lanebryant and @zoelitakerphotography took this photo

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Jessamyn Stanley is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and a body positive activist. As a self-proclaimed “large-bodied” and “queer” woman, she constantly sends the message that yoga should be accessible to all bodies. Her Instagram feed is filled with photos of her in yoga poses that some of us can only dream of contorting our bodies into. She shows first-hand that you don’t need to look a certain way to be fit and will make you want to sign up for a yoga class ASAP.

9. Ashley Graham

Me?? #sorrynotsorry

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Ashley Graham is one of the most famous models right now. If you haven’t heard of this beautiful babe, you may remember her as one of the first plus-size models to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue earlier this year. Before her career blew up and even now, she posts unretouched photos showing you that despite what we’ve all been told, you can look hot AF with stretch marks and cellulite.

10. Grace F. Victory

Morning ?? already up, showered, and ready for the day but first.. breakfast ?

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Grace Victory is a British plus-size model, vlogger and blogger. In her YouTube videos, she talks about everything from sex to mental health and self-love. She is committed to making these topics less taboo. Her posts will make you feel happy to be in your body and feel less alone.

11. Megan Jayne Crabbe

Megan Jane Crabbe, also known as BodyPosiPanda is an anorexia survivor turned body-positive blogger and activist. She openly shares her struggles and her journey online to help her followers love themselves. Her Instagram feed is full of photos of her weight gain and recovery. She’s always working to show that it’s OK to have rolls when you sit down and it’s fine if you’re body is imperfect. She often posts videos of her dancing in her underwear, which is super relateable because if you’ve never danced around in your underwear, you haven’t lived. Her openness and glowing positivity makes her an inspiring follow that will give you something to smile at in your feed.

12. Mama Cāx

??????? #mamacax #alleleswomen #pietronolita nolita #pink #BeckyWiththeBionicLeg

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Mama Cax a Haitian-American blogger, advocate and motivational speaker. She has an innovative prosthetic leg that led her to walk in the first ever White House Fashion show that served as a celebration of inclusive design, assistive technology, and prosthetics. Her message of self-love and desire to dismantle what it means to be a person with a disability makes her an awesome follow. Plus, she posts amazing style photos.

13. Barbie Ferreira

*rips bodysuit within minutes*

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Barbie Ferriera is a 20-year-old curve model who is currently killing the game. She gained popularity after refusing to be photoshopped and being outspoken on body-positivity. She’s funny and has no problem calling out the fashion industry’s double standard. She fires back at the haters and is always unapologetically herself. Her ‘gram will make you laugh and want to take on the world.