can get a bad rap for only showing people’s highlight reel, but there are a number of badass ladies
out there on the platform who are nothing short of inspiring
. They’re sharing snippets of their days and opening channels of communication
about topics that we don’t always know how to talk to about… like ignoring diet culture or living a life you’re passionate
A list encompassing all of the amazing women inspiring us on the daily would be endless, but here are some favorites, from celebrities to regular women just like you and me. They can, without a doubt, help turn your inspiration
volume up a few notches — from sparking creativity and supporting career development
, to reminding you to love your body and live your truth.
This list is in no particular order, because all of these women are pretty darn special and motivating in their own ways. Check them out now for good ol’ dose of inspiration:
I mean… need we say more?
Former First Lady of the United States and healthy living and female empowerment advocate.
Founder of barre workout, Barre3.
Model, runner, and founder of Project Start.
Poet, artist and speaker.
Yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and author of "Every Body Yoga."
Research professor at the University of Houston and author (including of three #1 New York Times bestsellers).
CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, an online financial advising platform geared toward women.
CEO of Create Cultivate and president of Small Girls PR
Professional runner and two-time U.S. Olympian.
Inspirational speaker and best-selling New York Times author.
Founder and creative director of the Oh Joy brand, which includes a blog, graphic design studio and a product line for Target.
Runner/triathlete and journalist, including West Coast anchor of NBC’s “Today Show” and host of “Access Hollywood.”
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, best-selling author, and advocate for female empowerment in the workplace.
Baker, cookbook author, and blogger at “Joy the Baker.”
and editor, runner, and podcast host of “Ali on the Run” who speaks openly about life with a chronic illness.
Entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker, and life coach.
Runner, body positivity champion. and founder of the #sportsbrasquad.
Fashion designer, business owner and editor-in-chief of her namesake lifestyle website.
Freelance writer, content creator and digital strategist sharing style inspiration and speaks transparently about workplace issues concerning women.
Registered dietitian, family nurse practitioner and blogger at “The Real Life RD.”
Former professional runner, writer, co-founder and chief marketing
officer of Picky Bars and partner/muse for female athletic apparel company Oiselle.
Journalist and Yahoo News Global Anchor.
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Actress and (RED) ambassador who shares regularly on topics related to social change.
Actress and founder of The Honest Company.
Founder and blogger behind the style website “The Stripe” and former social media director of BaubleBar.
Registered dietitian specializing in eating disorder recovery, blogger at “Imma Eat That” and advocate for intuitive eating.
Creator of the “Happsters" movement, promoting happiness and positivity.
Founder of both the Harlem Run and the Run 4 All Women campaign, activist and mental health advocate.
Graphic designer and founder of Yellow Conference, a gathering for creative women.
Yoga teacher, author, podcast host and blogger of “The Balanced Blonde.”
Plus-size model and founder and chief executive officer of healthy food delivery company, Model Meals.
Who would you add to our list?
Joelle is a writer, editor, and registered yoga teacher living in southern California with a passion for celebrating the messiness of life through storytelling. She holds a MA in Journalism from New York University and loves a well-written sentence, brunch, and staying active. To read more of her writing, visit her website www.joellezarcone.com.
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