It's no secret that the Internet can be an unpleasant place for women. Between trolls sharing unsolicited opinions and brands selling you ways to enhance your body, female empowerment can seem scarce. Logging onto Instagram can easily result in head-spinning negativity, which is why choosing who to follow is so important. Luckily, there are so many positive, supportive communities online that are reminding women of their unique strength. Here are 10 of the best Instagram accounts that guarantee a daily dosage of female empowerment.
Founded by feminist powerhouse Candice Reels, this account mixes in "your weekly LOL" with memes of encouragement and wisdom.
Model, writer, and activist Charli Howard shares her life as a curve model in eating disorder recovery on her inspiring Instagram page. Howard gained attention after her former agency dropped her for being "too big," prompting her to write a Facebook post all about the incident. Since then, she's embraced her true shape and paved the way for other models to speak out on their body shaming experiences.
This community gives women a safe space, both online and IRL, to share ideas, spark conversations, and feel empowered.
This platform focuses on empowering women at work (#entrefemmeur), highlighting women across New York City who discuss their career paths and share advice.
She Should Run is a national nonprofit organization that strives to encourage women to run for positions of public leadership -- something that's sorely needed right now.
Cecile Richards may be the former president of Planned Parenthood, but that doesn't mean she's done fighting for women's rights. Her Instagram is full of snippets of her life as a mother, wife, and continued activist.
Sustain is a sexual wellness company bringing women "natural, vagina-friendly" products, as well as using their platform to promote sex positivity and female empowerment.
This initiative celebrates women of all shapes and sizes, encouraging women to love themselves for exactly who they are.
This media company is promoting female empowerment by putting powerful, strong women at the forefront of business and entrepreneurship.
Founded by former Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss is a "digital community for ambitious women", providing content and resources relating to career, finance, and wellness.