By Jessica Kane

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Did you know there's an entire world out there of women who share, inspire and post daily on social media? These women put their bodies out there to remind us all that perfect doesn't exist and we need to celebrate that fact. If you're new to the bopo scene then you really need to check out this list of body love warriors!

1. @yourstruelymelly

The power of this image does not escape me. There is power in saying here I am. There is power in that instead of trying to disguise or hide the parts of me I've been conditioned to believe are flaws, I am proudly displaying ever inch. Every dimple, every outline, every roll, every crease is worthy. Worthy of value, worthy of love, worthy of being listened to, worthy of being seen, worthy of being used. I am all of this. All of this is me. There is power in taking up space, in the visibility of my dimples legs. There is power in each visible belly outline, in each soft and chubby arm. There is power in my DOUBLE CHIN. Because in this f**ked up world, my fat has made me less than, my fat comes with a long list of traits and stigma, no matter if their true. My fat comes with a narrative, one I don't get to choose. My fat comes with a foreseen future, my fat comes with assumptions. My fat is supposed to make me ugly, it's supposed to make me hide, my fat should make me lonely, lazy, stupid, and insecure. But you know what? Screw that. I refuse to hate my body. I refuse to be told who I am. I refuse to not recognize my strength. I refuse to stop living my life. So this image is powerful but mostly so am I. #bodypositive #bopo #radicalbodylove #takingupspace #fatbabe #babe #louisville #nastywoman #vbo #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #loveyourbody #nobs #nonodyshame #fullfigured #plussize #ootd #psootd #losehatenotweight #bigandblunt #plus #plussizefashion #fatshion

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2. @margotmeanie

3. @virgietovar

4. @themilitantbaker

5. @honor.curves

6. @effyourbeautystandards

-@rainbowchatman ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Loving this confidence and outfit @lalastjames is rockin' #effyourbeautystandards

A photo posted by ๐Ÿ‘™EFF YOUR BEAUTY STANDARDSโ„ข๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ (@effyourbeautystandards) on

7. @mynameisjessamyn

Y'all, since returning home to North Carolina most recently, I have been trying to lay as low as humanly possible. I may seem gregarious but the extroverted introvert struggle is real. At this point, I don't want to do anything but spend time with my family, friends, cat, dog, and yoga mat. Frequently, when I'm at home, I will cut myself off from social media entirely because I can feel it sapping out my energy. As much as I love it, all of this stuff can make me feel like Narcissus looking into that damn pool of water and I have to train myself to look away as often as I can. I'm covering for babygirl Jessica Cuttance at @durhamyoga this week, y'all- I'm teaching the noon flow on Thursday, see y'all there! Bathing suit by @additionelle Photo by @zoelitaker

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8. @whitneywaythore

8. @thisisjessicatorres


Wearing my bra outside my top because I can.

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9. @whosthatgirldana

100% ME ALL DAY EVERYDAY !!!!@Regrann_App from @societyplus - "I dont deal with the haters online. I feel that if I respond it's almost like they are winning, because I'm taking time out of my day to answer their ignorance. Does it hurt? Of course it hurts and sometimes it's very hard to see certain comments. There are times where things have been written and I have just sat and cried and couldn't believe someone could be so hurtful. What I have found is that it only makes me stronger and it just helps me to push the message of loving yourself above all!! Someone's words or Opinions of me based on a picture will NEVER STOP ME FROM BEING ME!!!" - @whosthatgirldana | check out what all the other bloggers had to say about dealing with haters now live on the blog at societyplus.com | #IAMSocietyPlus - #regrann #plusmodelmag #celebratemysize #goldenconfidence #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards

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10. @mariesouthardospina

11. @bodyposipanda

I think that one of these pictures is more beautiful than the other. But it's not the one you think. One would be called curvy, the other fat. One looks like a 'before', the other looks like an 'after'. One will inspire people to tell me that I'm unhealthy, unworthy, unlovable. The other will be praised, admired, desired. And even though I've spent my life believing that the version of me on the left is more valuable than the version on the right, I've changed my mind now. I think it's more beautiful just to be yourself. Because the picture on the left was taken with all the pressures of what a 'perfect' body should look like in mind. The body is posed. The face is polished. The angle is unnatural. And while both these pictures are me, I don't see myself in the picture on the left. I see everything our culture wants me to be. And I still don't quite measure up. In the picture on the right, I am relaxed. I am content. I am celebrating all the parts of myself I've been taught to be ashamed of for my whole life. The rolls on my stomach, the cellulite dotting my thighs, my face bare and my mind free from what anybody else wants me to be. And that freedom is beautiful. More beautiful than a perfect pose or a flattering angle could ever be. It's the kind of beauty that's in us all, exactly as we are. If only we could learn how to see ourselves clearly. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒž

A photo posted by Megan Jayne Crabbe ๐Ÿผ (@bodyposipanda) on

12. @mindsetforlifeltd

God, I love this body. Phew! I haven't said that in a while and well, I just thought it should be said... nah, not said... DECLARED. Declared for the whole world to see, declared for the entire internet to hear. Why? It's not exactly like YOU would want my body. Not this scar-ridden, illness-plagued, frequently-invaded body. You wouldn't want to have gone through the things I've gone through. Hell, I don't even have want to gone through all the things I have gone through. So why then, am I declaring that I love this body! BECAUSE IT IS MY GOD-DAMN BODY. THIS is all I have ever dreamt of in a body. Yes, you've heard that right. I didn't grow up dreaming to be like a Victoria Secret model (ok fine, I did but that was around 15)... at 7, I dreamt of living in a pain-free, migraine free body. One that would allow me to run and jump and skip with all my friends. One that would let me go to school, the place I loved most with all my heart. THAT is why I love my body because I don't know how I got so lucky but I made it out of that and have been gifted with a body that lets me do ALL OF THOSE things. Ok, now I gotta stop cause I'm balling like a baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ #loveyourshape #scarrednotscared #thisbody #voiceofthecurves #body4me #seethe67

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13. @allisonkimmey

Happy Monday babes!! I received a #truthbomb in my inbox this morning: "Do something about your dissatisfaction" I took this personal because as of late I've been getting stuck in comparison mode and taking everything to heart. I've had a hard time separating myself from the outcome recently and just taking the next right step without getting hung up in expectations or taking a peek at someone else's life. When I opened my email it was like duh! The answer for me is to keep my eyes on my own paper and a gut check that as long as I am authentic in my mission and lead with my heart that I can't be wrong, even if everyone doesn't agree with me! But enough about me, because I talk with women daily that are also up against some kind of friction in their lives. Whether it's not liking their bodies, questioning their path, a relationship, financial stability, or wishing for fulfillment; we all have different things that keep us up at night. There is a unique answer for each person. But it is always your right to do something about your dissatisfaction. The first thing to do is decide either *yes, I want to change this Or *yes, I want to leave as is but no longer complain about it. Either one is totally fine, and completely up to you! But once you pick one, go all in, and take massive action towards a new outcome or towards changing your perspective on the current situation you've decided to enjoy instead of despise. You are the master of your life. You get to decide what works for you and what doesn't. And when I say you, I don't mean the influences of mainstream...I mean what YOU TRULY WANT! Heed the road ahead as it will be plagued with doubt and comparison, but stay true to your mission and clear in your heart and you'll always take the next right step! As always babes, just do you! Xoxo Allie #ootd : @cocoreefswim diva power underwire bikini top + diva power high waist bottoms both in harmony mix #flauntyourshape #cocoreefswim

A photo posted by ๐ŸŒด ALLISON ๐ŸŒธ Girl Power Guru ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (@allisonkimmey) on

14. @franhayden

If I could sit and have a chat with my younger self about the richness that her life would encounter, I would. If I could sit and tell her that the poisonous words of the bullies wouldnโ€™t matter in a few years time, I would. If I could encourage her to forget societyโ€™s โ€˜idealsโ€™ and to grow to love her body, I would. If I could tell her to drop the self-deprecating comments and see how much she had to offer, I would. If I could tell her to listen to the compliments, and forget the vicious words, I would. If I could tell her that she looked damn fine in whatever clothes she wanted to wear, I would. If I could tell her that she would find love in the future, I would. If I could tell her that she would have a full, loving, wholesome life, I would. #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bopowarrior #positivevibes #positive #positivethinking #bigandblunt #honourmycurves

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15. @my_body_positive

16. @ashleigh_dunn_

I get asked constantly how I have confidence to show my body. How I can put myself out into the world bearing my skin. This, in my opinion, is the problem with our society. No person should ever feel like they shouldn't show their body. That they shouldn't be proud of who they are or where they came from. That being said, here's another picture of my fav black lace getup to hopefully brighten your day ๐Ÿ˜† #bodypositivity #bodyconfidence #everybodyisbeautiful โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #womensupportingwomen #bodyimage #bodylove #plussizemodel #plussizefashion #plusisequal #plussize #plusmodel #plussizelingerie #lanebryant #thisbody #boohooplus #pastease #happiness #loveyourself #embraceitall #embraceyourcurves #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #curvesaresexy #curvyfashion #curvemodel #curvywomen #takebackyourbody #beempowered #showingskin #beyourself

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