Self-love is for everybody! For those days then you feel like "ugh," you need bright, cheerful reminders of how you are just perfect, just the way you are! Here are 6 of my favorite body-positive illustrators to watch for everyday inspiration to love yourself and be kind to your body!
Rachele Cateyes' "No Wrong Way To Have A Body" is, in my opinion, the ultimate mic-drop on the conversation. No matter what shape your cactus — er, I mean, your body — is, it is worthy of love! And water, because hydration is important for bodies (less so for cacti, but that's a whole other story). Rachele's designs can be purchased on phone cases, tote bags, mugs and notebooks through her shop "Glorifying Obesity" on RedBubble. If you love her drawings, you have to follow her on Instagram too, because her self-portraits are jaw-dropping, her vintage style is enviable, and her rat terrier is soooo cute!
Joanna Thangiah's Instagram is a paradise of bright, socially-conscious babes giving the middle finger to body shaming, catcalling, homophobia, and more! She also runs a shop which sells her prints on swimsuits (omg), sweatshirts (OMG) and everyone - EVERYONE needs to know about her Vulvalution Pink Skater Dress (heart eyes emoji OMG)!
Frances Cannon's bold call to self-love is a reality check: all of your body parts are worthy of love! Her bold and profound drawings are available for purchase as prints on her website, and you really should know that she has made a Body Positive Colouring Book too!
Carol Rossetti is a prolific sketcher of fascinating women. Her website hosts a gallery of bosy-positive, intersectional sketches of women being praised for making their own choices and shutting down stereotypes! Follow her on Instagram to stay up to date on the impending release of the English version of her book and for powerful sketches of influential women in history!
Victoria Evans' gorgeous, opulent pinup has a coy wink that inspires us all to embrace our bodies and feel free to express our sexuality! Victoria has a shop where her designs can be bought on pillows, mugs, and phone cases, as well as apparel. Follow her on Instagram for a blast of sassy cuteness in your daily feed!
Body positivity isn't just for women— let's not forget the lads! Melly Em Clark's colourful celebration of male body positivity always brings a smile to my face. This guys is Ab-solutely Fab! Melly takes commissions for portraits in her Etsy shop, in case you want to be drawn like one of Melly's girls-or-guys. Follow her on Instagram to keep up-to-date on her newest work!
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Meghan Sara is a tour guide for Ghosts, Murders and Mayhem Walking Tours. She is open-minded about everything, but intolerant to gluten. She blogs at meghansara.com, is a regular contributor to Femnasty, and tweets her feelings @MeghanSaraK.