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5 body positive crusaders to follow now on Instagram

Yahoo Lifestyle

Growing up plus size in the early 2000s, there was never much body diversity. In fact, there wasn’t anyone I could even relate to in media. This had a significant effect on my self-esteem, but I am happy to share that those days of feeling less than are gone!

It’s 2018 and loving yourself never looked so good. Thanks to social media apps, like Instagram, there’s are platforms that allow men and women to spread the word on body positivity, encouraging people to live their truth. Need a little more self love inspiration on your feed? Click through to see my current five body positive Instagram crusaders to add to your follow list.

For style inspiration follow my instagram @magieplus and blog www.margieplus.com.

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The top 5 body-positive crusaders on Instagram

Follow these champions of body-positivity for an instant dose of style and confidence. (Photo: Instagram/nolatrees, jillianmercado, curveswithmoves)

Mama Cāx

Having just scored a “Teen Vogue” cover, Cax is a super fashionable blogger, model, amputee and overall inspiration to us all. (Photo: Instagram/mamacaxx)

Chella Man

Chella is a transgender deaf artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York but is leaving his mark on the world through his courageous path to live out his truth. (Photo: Instagram/chellaman

Jillian Mercado

Having landed several magazine covers thus far in her career, Jillian is one of the few visibly disabled models represented by a major modeling agency (IMG). She is the perfect example of someone who didn’t let her circumstances define who she was or what she was capable of doing. (Photo: Instagram/jillianmercado)

Dana Falsetti

As a body positive yogi, Dana shows both men and women that you don’t have to be a certain size to practice yoga and that everyone should celebrate their body daily. (Photo: Instagram/nolatrees)

Jessie Diaz-Herrera

Jessie is a dancer and plus-size fitness advocate who started her very own dance company that promotes body positivity and self love through movement and affirmations. You can catch her speaking at this year’s TheCurvyCon in NYC. (Photo: Instagram/curveswithmoves)

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