I mentioned a few weeks ago that lately I've been trying to distance myself from social media but also when I am on social media to view positive images where possible. So that means following pages and people that I look up to and that feed me inspiration. Below are five of the biggest influences on me lately. And if you fancy it, you can always your gal a little follow too.
Activist, model, actress and a mum. Amber holds a lot of titles. I'm a big fan of Amber and everything she's about. She's a bad ass female who doesn't care about what other people think of her. And her book 'How To Be A Bad Bitch' is one of my favourites.
She's most famous for founding the Amber Rose Slut Walk which is a festival that takes place every year in America. This movement aims to take the power away from derogatory labels like 'slut'. You can read more about that here and follow Amber here.
One of my favourite influencer's. Her recent book No Filter has been one of my favourite reads this year. She's honest and unapologetically in love with herself. She has been such a huge inspiration to me dealing with my mental health and outlook on body positivity. Plus her style and her dress sense is incredible. Buy her book here and follow her here.
Megan is a new account I follow but has influenced me in the short time I have followed her. She is a big advocate for body positivity and anti-diet culture. As well as being inspirational, her page educates me and reminds me that your body weight doesn't define your beauty. She's also wrote a cracking little book called 'Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live'.
Model and body activist, Ashley Graham has changed the fashion game. She's a fierce female not to be messed with and again a huge advocate for body positivity which she detailed in her book released this year, 'A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like'.
She was the first plus sized model to grace the covers of Vogue US
I have followed Lily Melrose's blog/ Youtube for probably 4-5 years and she's still my favourite influencer.
I'm not like upbeat and perky as a person. I'm quite witty and sarcastic and my sense of humour is a bit dry. So its nice to follow an influencer, who as by their own admission isn't fluffy. She always dresses impeccable, she always dresses quite 'cool' and she got me into GoT and WWE. She also recently have posted some really real Youtube videos about her mental health and what she's going through.
I fully commend anyone who uses their platform to help break the stigma of mental health and who is brave enough to talk about it.