Us feminists all need a little encouragement and motivation from time to time. It’s hard to wake up every day, fight the patriarchy, stand up for what’s right, and do it all over again the next day. Despite the adversity, pushback, and attempts at silencing, we will not be stopped, which is why it’s so important that we band together and rise up as a unified group of empowered women.
Instagram is a great place to follow other feminists and see what they are doing in the world. These ladies share ideas, accomplishments, and thought-pieces that will keep you motivated in your pursuit. It’s a perfect way to stay connected, even if you don’t know them personally.
Are you ready to grow deeper in your feminist pursuit? Here are 7 feminists on Instagram you should definitely follow:
- Rupi Kaur: https://www.instagram.com/rupikaur_/
Rupi Kaur is an all-time feminist favorite on Instagram in that she not only shares her inspiring message and photographs, but she also posts her original poems, haikus, etc. that have gone viral on social media for years.
- Fariha Roisin: https://www.instagram.com/fariha_roisin/
This writer, editor, and visionary shares meaningful picture captions that read like novels. She’s not afraid to dive deep into what it means to be a feminist today, as well as a defender of mankind and those that have been typically ignored in the past.
- Caroline Calloway: https://www.instagram.com/carolinecalloway/
Carolina has faced her fair-share of adversity following a fake scam article that was designed to smear her name. She is incredibly candid with topics that are often not “appropriate” for women to discuss, like sex, death, suicide, and politics.
- Lauren Singer: https://www.instagram.com/trashisfortossers/
Under the handle @trashisfortossers, Lauren is someone living a completely waste-free lifestyle. If you want to learn more about how you can save the planet with your recycling and garbage habits, this feminist has got you covered.
- Liz Plank: https://www.instagram.com/feministabulous/
Canadian journalist and feminist activist Liz Plank uses humor, wit, and clever prose to draw attention to social issues. Now living in New York City, she has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30. Be sure to watch her “manspreading video” that went viral.
- Audrey Gelman: https://www.instagram.com/audreygelman/
As one of the co-founders of the Wing, a co-working space in NYC made for women-only, Gelman is constantly active in local demonstrations and protests. Oh, and she’s best friends with Girls creator Lena Dunham.
- Petra Collins: https://www.instagram.com/petrafcollins/
Last but not least, there’s Petra Collins, a Toronto native and photographer that works for Elle and Vogue. She has written countless articles, and now a book, about how the internet censors natural women with body hair, etc.
Of course, there are thousands of other Instagram feminists not afraid to make a difference in the world. Be sure to follow a few mentioned here and let me know what you think!
Feminists on Instagram