Tired of the same blank backgrounds and grid-like Instagram accounts which only want to sell you idealistic dreams without any context? Do you want to discover some refreshingly cool accounts by creative women of colour who do and share amazing things? Then scroll down…
We love a well-curated Instagram account but we definitely love one that is both inspiring and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. These womxn, from around the world share their journeys as creatives, talk about issues that affect them, seek to engage with and uplift their followers and channel their divine feminine power- in addition to this, they have great style and a fine eye for beautiful things. Check these accounts out, you’d be surprised how much you’ll learn.
This is me calling on my Peace. Learning how to release, not to implode or explode into the next person I vow to release and surrender I will turn this pain, worry and feeling of unworthiness; into love, into unlearning, into elevation. I’m learning how to transform these energies so they don’t transform me. I’m calling on Spirit, calling on my Peace Holding onto my crown and releasing straight from my womb. I’m reclaiming my emotions and my my body. I am a multidimensional, deeply layered, ever evolving, fearless heroine of my own life.
Today I hosted a panel about equity and how influencers play a role in leading the way and advocating for a better future at the @meConvention at @SXSW with @mercedesbenzfashion. We all have the power to impact our communities. How will you make equity and accessibility a priority in the future? 📷 by @tylersphotos #MercedesBenzFashion #SXSW #WeWonder
Black Girl In Om (ohm)
“There’s a liberating feeling knowing that what you once thought was the best thing in your life became the best thing when it was actually removed from your life. Even though we may experience bad situations, we can still find the good in goodbye.” — Shonda White (@shondabwhite) ▫️▫️▫️ Shonda White, breaks it ALL the way down — even spelling out what G-O-O-D stands for when we approach intentional transitions out of breakups, careers, and other beginnings disguised as endings. #LinkInBio to this powerful thought-piece from our friends at XO Necole (@xonecole)! Tag a friend who’s trying to stay strong during a challenging time 🌹 ▫️▫️▫️ Photo by Deun Ivory (@deunivory)
The thing about making magic and manifesting the impossible is that you also have to be ok with loss.I spent most of last year negotiating incessant fears that were born at the same time that I started to watch all of my dreams come true. Fears of not being enough (imposter syndrome is cruel), losing a life that no longer served me but that I held onto for comfort,losing foundations that I was certain I needed (I didn’t), unsure that I’m deserving of all the blessings flooding my life,scared that I might not be the person that many have shown so much support and love,and mostly, terrified of the person I’m becoming. She’s fearless.Or rather, she understands that it’s not only ok to be scared but that it’s necessary. Changing your world is bound to result in ones self and soul morphing. It’s uncomfortable and it hurts but it’s also honest. I’m finally feeling strong enough to unfurl further. Onwards to a year that will be defined by fewer fvckz to give and much black joy. Pula! ❤️
Look, I’ve never done nude before. I cried 3 times before this shoot. I cried because I still feel scared, paralyzed by insecurity at times, and exhausted by an unfettered vulnerability that I want to present to the world. As I paced the upstairs bathroom of @springstudios I chanted to myself “this isn’t for you paloma. this isn’t about you. get out of your ego. be of service” over and over until the anxiety subsided and I was convinced of the mantras which guide me through many jobs, most importantly this one. I did this to show that being fat isn’t a burden. Being fat isn’t ugly or shameful. To prove to one person that it isn’t BRAVE to be fat, but bountiful. And for that young girl looking on instagram, or walking down Spring st, that she is fucking perfect despite the precarious and irresponsible versions of beauty we are urged to digest. I love you @glossier thank you for this incredible opportunity, for clearing the set, for wiping my tears, for playing SWV, and for helping me shed my insecurities in pursuit of greater impact and awareness 🌸 #bodyhero
Grateful for those moments when I can beat self-inflicted negativity after rejection, with total conviction of how dope I am. And how I can and will only get better. – Creatives and artists, please don’t allow a “No” from a brand or corporate to make you feel like you’re not good enough. I know it’s not easy, but we need to constantly work on our self-belief. – Happy Wednesday 🎈 – Shot by:// @jay_teja
I am so happy I decided to come see Malick Sidibé’s massive retrospective before it closed. It’s always incredible to see his work in person, but at this scale/magnitude, it’s an entirely different experience. I wish I could have brought my students with me. Grateful for Malick Sidibé, his peers (both famous and lesser-known) and the beautiful images they’ve left with us. 🌹🙏🏿
This year I promised myself that I would be intentional in all that I do. So as I was conceptualzing my Matric dance (prom) look, I knew even though it was generally a night to celebrate finally being in Matric and really a night to do the most and look amazing. I also saw it as an opportunity to say something, to make use of an unusual platform of expression. To be intentional about attention I am given, and say something meaningful. I thank God for the amazing older brothers/ uncles I have in my life. Thank you to the eloquently skilled @houseofole for beautifully tailoring and bringing my vision to life and also pulling through on motorcycles and helping me elevate this production even more😄💞💞 thank you to the ever so talented, super kind @izwelethu.machepha Who agreed to share his art with me and used two prints from the series “Slaves without Masters” and let me then write something and incorporate my voice and my handwritten story into the piece. I am so humbled by this experience and all that have made this possible. Special shoutout to everyone who pitched in to complete my look @terrypheto @nomzamo_m @sthavintage @cumapantshwa @spreecoza @supernovashadow @bevthemakeupartist @indiquesa @spokiemuseeq @graxhair Im so grateful 🙏🏽 and last but not least Thank you to my mom-a-ger ; stylist ; artistic director ; best friend ; #1 supporter and truly one of the greatest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing, mom I love you so much @mpu_me 📷 @qha.ma #imAnAfrican #louder
2015 / #selfportrait in Abuja, Nigeria. _________ There’s something about speaking forward and moving forward. Understanding spaces that are no longer for you, physical and mental. Walking into spaces that are. ___ Like, someone described my work as ‘sensual’ the other day and I’m fully into it. #tefftheory
Who else would you add to this list?