Inspiring Women To Follow on Instagram

In the words of Chrissy Teigen sometimes it's easy to get bored of Instagram's perpetual "Coachella selfies or infinity pool pics." It can, at times, all feel a little same-same, which is why we decided to put together a list of some refreshing, inspiring, new females to follow. From body activists to Instagram poets, the following ladies are testament to the fact that there is a way to be vulnerable and real, while still sharing the most beautiful, attention-grabbing photos.

1 cleo wade


Poet and activist, Cleo Wade's bomb handwritten poetry feed has amassed her over 400k followers on Instagram. Heartfelt and positive, New York magazine has already hailed her as the “millennial Oprah.” Image: @cleowade

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Candice Huffine

Model and body-positivity activist Candice Huffine not only has graced the cover of Italian Vogue (and worked with dreamy fashion photographers like Steven Meisel) but she's also on a mission to challenge the stereotype that size dictates health/fitness level. Her Instagram is powerful evidence that curves are sexier than stick-thin. Image: @candicehuffine

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3 erica chidi cohen

erica chidi cohen

Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped families adjust the parenthood game through her work as a doula. She began volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates, and is now one of the most in-demand doulas and health coaches in Los Angeles. Her account is a must for mom's to be. Image: @ericachidicohen

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Beth Kirby

Visual storyteller, nomadic explorer and cook Beth Kirby's images are arrestingly beautiful. But we love her story too, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she's gracefully shared her story on her internal battles and heartbreak along the way. Her success now is testament to the fact that you don't have to be a cookie-cutter or big budget influencer to get success on the gram- a self taught photographer her personal style is her power. Image: @local_milk

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5 Malala Fund

Malala Yousafzai

Founded by the youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the Malala Fund works to help girls all over the world learn and lead without fear. The feed is inspiring and heartwarming. Image: @malalafund

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Trae Harris

Performance artist & healer, Trae Harris is a multi-disciplinary nomad who's work ranges from appearing in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black to Calvin Klein commercials, selling her personalized GypsyBuja Brews and offering Full Moon and manifestation workshops. Her Instagram is the without doubt one of the coolest you'll come across. Image: @gypsybruja

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7 alison-wu

alison wu

Stylist and recipe developer, Alison Wu's images are just so beautiful. Preparing food with an emphasis on self-care, mindfulness and spiritual practice, her feed is vibrant and will inspire you to whip out the spirulina and chia seeds. Image: @alison__wu

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8 Jenna-Kutcher

Jenna Kutcher

Jenna Kutcher is a photographer and online marketing expert, who teaches others how to make a living doing what they love. Her feed is a combination of stunning images and heartfelt insight into her personal 'imperfectly perfect' life. Currently pregnant, we are excited to see her next chapter... Image: @jennakutcher

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The Bucketlist Family

Settie Gee and her husband Garrett were about to take the typical next step in life and "grow up" - build a house, settle into careers- but decided they had much to learn about life and happiness before they set up their future life. They decided as a young family to sell everything and adventure around the world. What began as a 6 month adventure around the Pacific Ocean in 2015, has gone on and on and their beautiful antics have amassed them 1.4 million followers. Image: @thebucketlistfamily

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10 fittybritttty

fitty britttty

Britney Vest (AKA @fittybritttty) is a wellness grammer that inspires women to be their most powerful self. Having lost 85 pounds, her account is refreshingly real and relatable. Not airbrushed to perfection, or super skinny, she promotes the idea that perfection does not equal happiness. Wellness is a journey to feel good about yourself. Image: @fittybritttty

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