While social media can often be a dumpster fire, it can also be a place to learn and find inspiration.
As someone who experiences thin privilege (I don’t experience weight bias) but has a history of disordered eating and negative body image, filling my online space with bodies of all sizes and body acceptance educators has been transformative.
Curating my social media feeds by following accounts that promote Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size (HAES) and fat acceptance has helped me confront my own internalized fatphobia and beliefs based in diet culture. It’s allowed me to learn about the impact of weight bias. And it’s helped me to practice more self-compassion and body acceptance.
Below you’ll find a list of social media accounts to follow and podcasts to listen to for body acceptance inspiration. This is a good place to start curating your online spaces. You may want to start following hashtags like #HAES, #intuitiveeating, #fatpositive, #bodyliberation and #bodypositive.
This list of podcasts will help you learn about weight bias, ditching diet culture, accepting your body and more.
- iWeigh with Jameela Jamil
- The Beyond The Food Show with Stephanie Dodier
- How to Love Your Body
- Find Your Food Voice
- Food Psych with Christy Harrison
- Wellness Lately
- Maintenance Phase
- Love Your Body Pod
- Every Body Podcast
In this list of resources, you’ll find anti-diet dietitians and nutritionists, HAES providers, Intuitive Eating certified practitioners, certified Body Trust providers and eating disorder therapists.
Christy Harrison, anti-diet dietitian
Hannah Fuhlendorf, therapist, fat liberation and HAES advocate
Meghan Kacmarcik, anti-diet dietitian and HAES provider
Shana Minei Spence, anti-diet dietitian
Lauren Leavell, inclusive fitness instructor
Meg Bradbury, anti-diet nutritionist and Body Trust provider
Jennifer Rollin, eating disorder therapist
Zoë Bisbing, eating disorder therapist
Megan Denos, anti-diet dietitian
Abbie Attwood, disordered eating specialist
Tiffany Ima, body confidence coach
Be Nourished, anti-diet programs, retreats and e-courses
Redefining Wellness, anti-diet community
Alexis Conason, anti-diet psychologist
Ragen Chastain, activist and researcher
Ann E. Fullerton, certified Intuitive Eating coach
Erica Leon, Intuitive Eating counselor and anti-diet eating disorder dietitian
Intuitively Eaten, certified Intuitive Eating facilitator
In this list of resources, you’ll find body liberation and fat activists, content creators and others who are promoting body acceptance.
Aubrey Gordon, writer and host of the Maintenance Phase podcast
Anna O’Brien of Glitter and Lazers, content creator
A Romantic Tale, content creator
Hunter Shackelford, fat acceptance activist
Kristy Johnson, fat positive creator
Amanda LaCount, dancer
Saucye West, plus size model
Oh It’s That Hannah, content creator
Nyome Nicholas-Williams, plus size model
Allison Florea, dancer
Leah Vernon, fat acceptance activist
Katie Sturino, founder of Megababe
Alexa Larosa-Williams, plus size model
Tess Holliday, plus size model
Fierce Fatty, fat positive educator
Sonya Renee Taylor, fat acceptance activist and author
There are so many more amazing people to follow online, but this is a good place to start. Continue to curate your online space to continue your own body acceptance journey.