BY Helena Ladomatos

If you’re like me and you’re addicted to Instagram (forget that Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter crap), you probably spend a lot of time scrolling through #aesthetic feeds. 

But the people we follow can have a significant impact on our lives, and especially on our relationship with our body. For a lot of us, flipping through those pics can feed the evil body-comparing demon that makes feeling confident and loving your body seem like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Heard of Marie Kondo, the queen of tidying up? Her secret to living your best life is to throw out any items that don’t spark joy in your life. The same thing goes for social media. Build a platform of people who love and respect all types of bodies and shine some much-needed positivity on life and suddenly it becomes a whole lot easier to have a healthy relationship with your body and feel confident in your own skin.

So unfollow the people who make you doubt your unique beauty and start cultivating that garden of sweet, sweet lovin’!


Run by a mum and daughter duo from New York, StylelikeU is all about getting to know your insecurities, and learning to love them despite anyway. Check out their YouTube channel for incredibly powerful videos of people from all walks of life stripping down to face their fears.

Naomi Shamada

An international model/absolute queen, Naomi is not afraid to shock your corneas with the colourful clothes she wears. She’s a huge body-positive campaigner and is all about doing whatever the heck you want no matter who you are.

Frances Cannon

Melbourne based artist, Frances Cannon, creates beautiful illustrations that represent people of all different colours, shapes, sizes and genders. Be prepared to see a lot of butts and boobs.

Sara Jane Adams

Sarah Jane Adams proves that feeling confident at 62 is just as important as it is when you’re young, and that growing old does not necessarily equate to dressing bland.  

Lady Gaga

If her eccentric costume-like outfits don’t inspire you to wear what makes you feel good, whether that be a disco-ball jumpsuit or a marshmallow coat that looks like a sleeping bag, then you should probably just delete Instagram.

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