ACTIVIST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW THIS SEPTEMBER
It’s already mi-August, which means summer’s almost over. To go back to work in an inspired mindset, check out these activists’ Instagram accounts.
Francesca Willow (@ethicalunicorn)
From sustainability to social justice, Francesca Willow’s Instagram account is aesthetically pleasing and keeps you questioning your life. For example, she gives tips on how to recognize which brands are actually sustainable and which are just pretending to.
Gurls Talk @gurlstalk
Model Adwoa Aboa created this platform so that girls and women would have a safe space to talk to each other. The account promisses no judgement or stigma, and features strong women and inspiring quotes.
Nyle DiMarco @nyledimarco
Nyle DiMarco is an American model and actor who won both America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars. But he is also deaf and an activist for his community. Through his Instagram account, he makes the public aware of the difficulties deaf people face everyday.
Emma Watson @emmawatson
Everyone’s favorite Hermione is a feminist activist, a UN Women Goodwill ambassador, who uses her platform to speak out about women’s rights. After launching the HeforShe campaign in 2014, she started the feminist book club Our Shared Shelf in 2016, starting with Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road. She shares her thoughts on current affairs and feminist issues partly through her Instagram.
Lizzie Carr @lizzie_outside
Lizzie Carr is always outside, as her Instagram account shows. She is a sustainability activist and fights for cleaning the oceans. She founded @plastic_patrol, a crowd-sourced movement to clean the planet. She also shares her struggle while fighting cancer.
Rachel Cargle @rachel.cargle
Author and lecturer, Rachel Cargle is an inspiring academic. Her account is the go-to for conversations on the intersection of race and women issues. She gathers a big community and encourages critical thinking from her followers.
Hannah Witton @hannahwitton
Hannah Witton is a London-based YouTuber & author who talks freely about sex and relationships. Breaking taboos one by one, she gives sexual health tips curated for young women. She also shares her life living ulcerative colitis, a chronic illness.
Article by Juliette Cardinale