You are what you follow on Instagram. That's a saying, right? Well, if not, it's the truth. I can't tell you how many times I have opened Instagram for some inspiration. That's also why you have to be careful who and what you follow because social media is such a powerful tool. Most of us use it to post our latest wanderlust or outfit of the day but encouraging quotes and stories have become more common in the past year. The 'Post to Your Story' feature has created an influx of quotes and affirmations and I am so grateful.
We all need a little pep talk or boost of confidence and there are some amazing accounts that help get us together and brighten our day. You up for some bottomless inspiration? Flip through the slideshow for some dope, soul-quenching accounts that will help you live your best life intentionally.
Heather Lindsey is best known for founding The Pinky Promise, an organization that promotes honoring God with your life and body, no matter your relationship status. Through this initiative, she promotes practicing abstinence while you're single and being submissive within marriage. In addition to authoring a book, she is also a wife and mother constantly seeking God.
2. Alex Elle @alex_elle
I am sure at one point or another, you have shared one of Alex Elle's powerful quotes on your story or feed. You can count on Alex to make you think long and hard about the best ways to identify what your best life looks like and finding the self-care in it all.
3. Sarah Jakes Roberts @sarahjakesroberts
Also known as her alter ego Lil' Demon Bully, Sarah Jakes Roberts uses her platform to help women evolve in a way that is refreshing and real. The First Lady and Pastor has an unconventional way of inspiring women by simply being transparent. She shows off her blended family and has no problem pushing other women to their destiny by using her own trials and tribulations.
4. GurlsTalk @gurlstalk
Model, Adwoah Aboah, created Gurls Talk to encourage girls to do just that -- talk. But about the stuff we don't talk about. From depression to body acceptance to sex work. She told Vanity Fair:
"It's everything I ever needed when I was at school. It's a safe place—without stigma, without shame—where we challenge the social norms."
5. Myleik Teele @myleik
Myleik Teele is female empowerment personified. Her website reads, "There was no one who looked like me to show me the ropes, so I vowed that if I ever became successful, I would help others." Myleik created the renowned curlBOX and podcast #MyTaughtYou to help women realize they can have it all. By following Myleik, you are signing up for awe-inspiring quotes and dope business tips.
6. Unbothered @r29unbothered
r29Unbothered was designed for the black girl who knows what it means to be a black girl. This account is real, raw, and uncensored – everything we need. The bio says, "We are made for and by Black millennial women, celebrating the beauty, strength, and power in our community."
7. Well-Read Black Girl @wellreadblackgirl
There's something so beautiful about celebrating your own. Well-Read Black Girl is dedicated to showcasing the powerhouse women who live on our bookshelves. They have even teamed up with American Booksellers Association to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
8. Idil Ahmed @idillionaire
Idil is my Instagram therapist. Just read the caption above. Energy, bliss, positivity, healing and hope are the cornerstone of Idil's goal to raise global consciousness. Her wish for her followers: be illuminated; and she's unafraid to share tips on her favorite subject -- manifesting.
9. WorkParty @workparty
Issa party, issa party, issa partaaayyyyy! This account is especially for the entrepreneur searching for creative inspiration and daily reminders to keep it pushing.
10. xoNecole @xonecole
I don't wanna toot xoNecole's horn but our IG is chock full of inspiration. Follow along, and you'll see.
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