10 Instagram Accounts to Follow That Will Fix Your Feed

Instagram can often be a black hole of self-doubt. You start scrolling through endless photos of celebrities, models, and that girl in your 8am lecture who also somehow looks like a model (how?!). An hour later, you’re thinking about how you didn’t go out last weekend with your group of 100 friends. The only photos on your camera roll from the past week are of the mac and cheese you cooked for dinner, which you ate in bed. Great.

To avoid all of this, it can be good to branch out and follow some accounts that will “fix your feed.” Here are 10 accounts that are a mix of activists, artists, grandmas, and flower arrangers.


1. @morganharpernichols

Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist who uses her talent to spread kindness. On her website is a submission form, where she collects personal stories from fans. Nichols uses these as inspiration to write personalized, motivational messages that she then shares with her Instagram followers.

2. @avokween

Ali Bonar is a successful entrepreneur whose granola butter brand has taken off. However, Bonar keeps her personal account focused on body positivity, frequently sharing posts about her binge eating disorder recovery.

 
  “Which body part are you most insecure about? For me, it’s my stomach. I used to hate the way it “rolled” when I slouched over. It’s the first area I gain weight and magazines would deem it my “problem area”. Why am I calling this out? Because it’s important to identify our insecurities and shout them from the gd rooftops, so we can begin to accept and love them exactly how they are. My stomach is NOT my problem area. Life is so much more than that. My stomach is a boss ass bitch and digests whatever the hell i shove in my pie hole everyday. Thx boo. You don’t have to LOVE your insecure area yet. I don’t. But i accept my stomach and I’m working on it — by wearing crop tops and not giving an F if i have stomach rolls when i sit. 💥”  (posted 8/22/18)

“Which body part are you most insecure about? For me, it’s my stomach. I used to hate the way it “rolled” when I slouched over. It’s the first area I gain weight and magazines would deem it my “problem area”. Why am I calling this out? Because it’s important to identify our insecurities and shout them from the gd rooftops, so we can begin to accept and love them exactly how they are. My stomach is NOT my problem area. Life is so much more than that. My stomach is a boss ass bitch and digests whatever the hell i shove in my pie hole everyday. Thx boo. You don’t have to LOVE your insecure area yet. I don’t. But i accept my stomach and I’m working on it — by wearing crop tops and not giving an F if i have stomach rolls when i sit. 💥” (posted 8/22/18)

 

3. @bulletin.co

Bulletin is a store (with locations around NYC and online) where all products are created by women, and 10% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. Their feed is a mix of girl power, politics, and pop culture.

4. @charlihoward

Charli Howard is a model, author, activist, and body positivity columnist for Glamour UK. Howard authored the book Misfit: One Size Does Not Fit All, opening up about her struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and anxiety.

5. @lizzobeeating

You might know Lizzo from her songs Truth Hurts or Good as Hell. The artist is known for her messages of fun and positivity — her page is full of her dancing, playing the flute, and posing in extravagant outfits with her “girl crew” of performers.

6. @khrystyana

KhrystyAna is a model and activist who founded #theREALcatwalk, an event where women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities walk in a fashion show.

 
  “I am wrapped in this body  A cocoon that I’m riding Made of mommy and daddy¿ Bones,skins, marrows and bloody Thoughts, emotions so muddy  Though connected to all To each I,  Everybody    — khrystyana    p.s these beauties are truly wonderful , follow their journeys . I tagged them on this photo 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 ps2: another unedited sneak peak from a shoot with these wonderful beauties I produced this summer right after    #therealcatwalk    in London. Shot by beauty    @icaro_90    in London, many more photos to come ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼”  (posted 10/23/18)

“I am wrapped in this body
A cocoon that I’m riding
Made of mommy and daddy¿
Bones,skins, marrows and bloody
Thoughts, emotions so muddy
Though connected to all
To each I,
Everybody

— khrystyana

p.s these beauties are truly wonderful , follow their journeys . I tagged them on this photo 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 ps2: another unedited sneak peak from a shoot with these wonderful beauties I produced this summer right after #therealcatwalk in London. Shot by beauty @icaro_90 in London, many more photos to come ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼” (posted 10/23/18)

 

7. @rachel.pohl

Rachel Pohl is an artist whose paintings of mountains out West are breathtaking. She often writes reflections in her captions about life, work, and her personal journey.

 
  “But as I’ve been reflecting on recently, sometimes when things are less than ideal we more fully appreciate the good moments. I’ve been having a lovely time creating more than I have in months, and continuing to manifest the PNW trip I’m so excited about through the process of painting…What do you do to stay inspired, positive, and to practice self care??…I hope all of you are having a good week. I hope if you’re like me and things are a bit hard in this transitional time of year, that you take a moment to reflect on what brings you joy and then pursue that.”  (posted 10/17/18)

“But as I’ve been reflecting on recently, sometimes when things are less than ideal we more fully appreciate the good moments. I’ve been having a lovely time creating more than I have in months, and continuing to manifest the PNW trip I’m so excited about through the process of painting…What do you do to stay inspired, positive, and to practice self care??…I hope all of you are having a good week. I hope if you’re like me and things are a bit hard in this transitional time of year, that you take a moment to reflect on what brings you joy and then pursue that.” (posted 10/17/18)

 

8. @nicamille

Nicolette Camille is a floral arranger based out of Brooklyn. Her designs are stunning, and interspersed between pictures of flower arrangements are pictures of art and architecture.

9. @pastagrannies

This account profiles grandmothers who make homemade pasta — what could be better. Reading the captions, you’ll learn about women like Lucia, a 89-year-old who wakes up at 5am every morning to make pasta.

10. @haleydrewthis

Haley Weaver is a 25-year-old artist who draws funny, relatable comics about life.

 
 “Toasty.” (posted 9/13/18)

“Toasty.” (posted 9/13/18)