Social media can be the perfect place for negativity to thrive. Many studies have concluded that spending a significant time on Instagram or Facebook can lead to a depressing state of mind, specially for girls as we tend to compare ourselves to people we follow. That said, social media is also a great tool for people to actively spread positivity through photography, poetry and other forms of creativity.
To commemorate this year's Women’s Day today, we’ve gathered our favourite IG accounts that promote female empowerment, positivity and confidence—and you can't put a price on that.
This account not only shares inspirational quotes everyday, their aesthetics are so simple and to the point they inspire our own creativity. @recipesforselflove's amazing illustrations showcase the female psyche and celebrates diversity.
Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur is the author of two best selling books, Milk and Honey and The Sun and The Flowers. On her IG account, she shares pieces of poetry paired with minimalist illustrations. Her texts and graphics send a positive message of self-love, growth and self-pride.
It’s all about diversity and understanding different ways of living. This accounts shares insightful facts about female issues around the world. Despite the handle, @muslimgirl is not made exclusively for Islamic followers but for any girl out there who is eager to enrich and express herself.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, @scribblesbynicole makes hilarious observations about everyday life and illustrations that'll have you commenting #relatable. Nicole makes you feel as if she is drawing you, your life and your inner thoughts.
Based in Cancun, this Mexican illustrator shares fresh minimalist drawings of women and nature. Her account (fully bilingual in English and Spanish) stands out by the mixture of colours and human diversity.
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