Instagram is an excellent body positive resource if you follow the right people. I’ve compiled a list of black, body positive influencers that I think everyone should support, follow, and celebrate.

Paloma Elssesser is a black body positive model who has worked for Glossier, Pat McGrath, Fenty Beauty, and more.
Paloma Elssesser is a black body positive model who has worked for Glossier, Pat McGrath, Fenty Beauty, and more.
Photo Courtesy of her Instagram account

Paloma Elssesser A.K.A. @palomija on Instagram

Paloma is an absolutely stunning black, body-positive model who shares light and love on her Instagram account. With over 250k followers, Paloma shares snaps from photoshoots, social justice information, and just cute pics from her life in New York.

A glimpse into Paloma's body positive Instagram account!
A glimpse into Paloma’s body positive Instagram account!
Photo Courtesy of her Instagram account

Even in her bio, she spreads body positivity. And it’s true, some girls are bigger than others. It’s important for Instagram users to have diverse representation on their timelines. Paloma stands for the bigger, black women who love themselves and that’s so needed.

Aaron Philip A.K.A. @aaron___philip on Instagram

Aaron is a gorgeous model and activist who has appeared in New York Fashion Week, Paper Magazine and more. She is openly transgender and lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

She aims to make the fashion and modeling industry more inclusive to trans, disabled, black, and queer people. She frequently posts quotes, resources, information, and pictures of herself to provide that inclusivity and awareness! She’s an absolute trailblazer and icon.

Aaron Philip A.K.A. @aaron___philip on Instagram
Aaron Philip A.K.A. @aaron___philip on Instagram

Jazzmyne A.K.A. @jazzmynejay on Instagram

Jazzmyne models for ASOS, SavageXFenty, and works for Buzzfeed’s AS/IS channel. Her style is bold, beautiful, and unapologetic just like she is. She’s plus size, black, queer, and a body-positive queen!

Alishia McCullough A.K.A. @blackandembodied on Instagram

Alishia is a licensed mental health therapist that advocates for body positivity, black rights, and mental health care. She mostly shares quotes and articles that advocate for the number of issues she is passionate about and supports. Alishia has an all-encompassing black, body-positive account that everyone could learn from.

Char Ellesse A.K.A. @ellessechar on Instagram

Char’s bio says it all. She is an unapologetic queer black woman! She posts stunning pictures of herself, shares videos of black leaders, and spreads information on the many causes she supports.

While some of these black, body positive influences have substantial followings, every person should be able to see diversity, representation, and inclusion on their Instagram timelines. It’s a win for everyone involved when you follow black, body positive Influencers!

Who else should we be following? Let me know down below.