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These Instagram Accounts By Young Women Of Colour Are Inspiring & You Should Follow Them

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.

Siphokazi Veti

Kimberly Drew

Upile Chisala

Hannah Faith

The heart knows when it is at peace, nothing matters but the present moment.

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Black Girl In Om (ohm)

Buhle Ngaba

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! ❤️

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Velma Rossa

Paloma Elsesser

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

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Itumeleng Solar Modise

Amy Sall

Amonge Sinxoto

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 ? #imAnAfrican #louder

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C. Nnamani

Who else would you add to this list?

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