Most people use social media to post the highlights of their life. Travel adventures, mouth-watering nosh, flawless-looking selfies… you know the drill.
During summertime, Instagram can get extra toxic and the pressure to show off your ‘perfect summer body’ can just be too much. If your feed is filled with talk of diets, dropping dress sizes, and getting ‘beach body ready’ it’s time for a refresh. Let’s be honest, to have a bikini body, all you need to do is put a bikini on your body, am I right?
If you’re feeling like your feed could use a healthy dose of inspiration and a lot less of the polished highlight reels, here are some Jewish influencers who keep it real when it comes to confidence and self-love.
Shira Rose (@theshirarose)
Shira Rose is an eating disorder therapist, licensed clinical social worker and body-positive style blogger. Shira is your source for colorful fashion, words of inspiration, and thought-provoking tweets. Like this one:
Plus, she often features her puppy: Bamba. Come on, how could we resist a puppy photo?
Ashley Seruya (@badashtherapy)
Ashley Seuya is an illustrator, therapist, and writer. On her Instagram, Ashley covers everything from fat positivity, “Health at Every Size” and weight stigma to Jewish identity, complex trauma and social justice.
You might recognize Ashley from a previous article on our site about coping with the rise of antisemitism.
Jenny Weinar (@jennyweinar)
Jenny Weinar (previously @homebodytherapy) is a Philadelphia-based therapist who specializes in making peace with food, body and the self.
Jenny works alongside adults struggling with disordered eating and other issues of embodiment.
Hannah Bugas (@healthybyhannahb)
Hannah Bugas is a confidence educator who helps her followers radically accept themselves and their bodies.
She also focuses on chronic illness, powerlifting and climate action. And her reels are really where it’s at:
Natalie Peikoff (kneadtotalk)
Natalie Peikoff is a Denver-based therapist. Her content focuses on spreading messages of self-kindness, compassion, body image, anxiety and relationships.
Oh, and challah. She’s a baker, if you couldn’t already tell from the username.
Raquel Benitah (@raquelbenitah)
Raquel Benitah is a body acceptance blogger and influencer based out of Toronto, Canada.
Raquel’s Instagram is full of confidence tips as she chronicles the lessons she’s learning while recovering from an eating disorder.
Originally Published Aug 3 2021 07:02AM EDT