Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram can be an exhausting place. If I spend too long scrolling, I’m left feeling drained, empty, and oftentimes… jealous. I catch myself comparing myself to other people, and it’s hard to stop. That’s why it’s so important to interrupt that endless feed with some inspiring content. 

But what should you look for in an inspiring account?

I try to ask myself these 3 questions:

  1. Is the content adding something to my life? 
  2. Does it match my lifestyle? 
  3. When I scroll through their feed, does it make me a happier, better person? 

Obviously we hope Ditch the Clique answers YES to all these questions by providing you with inspiring and empowering resources! But we know that you’re going to look in other places to find even more inspiration, and guess what? We LOVE that! So here are a few of our fav follows on Instagram we’d love for you to check out too:

APRIL’S FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS: 

@chessiekingg 

With honesty and humor, UK-based Chessie King talks about body confidence and loving yourself. She even has other creators takeover her Instagram for the day to talk about their inspiring stories. Seeing her posts and how confident she is makes me more confident too! 

@ashtonlongsmith

Ashton Longsmith is the empowering business coach you didn’t know you needed. She helps female entrepreneurs and CEOs scale their business and grow into their role as boss. Even if you don’t run a business, her content is ALWAYS empowering. 

@barry_happy 

Shannon Barry inspires me with her writing. For many of her pictures, she writes long, beautiful captions about her struggles and successes. She is honest about her experience with Crohn’s Disease, while at the same time constantly spreads love and positivity. Her beautiful prose encourages me as a writer and creator. 

RACHEL’S FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS: 

@fitfatandallthat

An eating disorder recovery coach, Julia embraces her body and isn’t afraid to post fun bikini dancing videos. From fitness content to body positivity, her account is empowering in every way. 

@quotesbychristie 

You can never have TOO MANY encouraging quotes on your Instagram. If you need some uplifting words throughout your day, this account is for you! 

BONUS QUOTE ACCOUNT: our friend @thepeonycollective who has appeared on our podcast too!

@oliviaandalice 

If you need a pop of color on your feed, check out Olivia and Alice for fashion and beauty inspiration! Their outfits are trendy, bold, and colorful. If you’ve been wanting to expand your wardrobe, give them a follow to find unique outfit ideas. 

I LOVE seeing and supporting these inspiring women and the changes they are making in the world. It’s encouraging to know that social media doesn’t have to be so negative. And GIRL, by surrounding yourself with empowering accounts like the ones mentioned above, YOU can find inspiration everyday. But even so, everyone needs a break from scrolling now and then, so consider attending a Ditch the Clique event to find empowerment and connection with other women!

who is the author, April?

April Hooper is a public relations student at Messiah University, minoring in marketing and gender studies. She always has a coffee in hand and is rocking a thrifted outfit with handmade accessories. When she graduates, she dreams of living abroad, owning as many cats as possible, and writing for a living. 

All photos courtesy of quistpix

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