A picture is worth a thousand words, but photos by thought-leading feminists? They’re worth much more in our (not so humble) opinions. While it was difficult to narrow down our list, these 16 Instagram accounts resonate especially well with us, and we think you’ll feel the same way.
Ready? Set! #FeministGram!
In this clever Instagram account, Laura Nowak compiles actual exchanges on Tinder between men and self-identified feminist women. Some are funny, some downright infuriating — and all expose a depressing (mis)interpretation of what it means to be a feminist while dating.
The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams is a brilliant, funny and captivating woman of color whose feminist skits have garnered widespread acclaim. Everyone needs more jwilly in their lives!
Amber Amour is the founder of the (now defunct but nonetheless important) #StopRapeEducate campaign as well as a new campaign, #CreatingConsentCulture. She’s a fearless, outspoken advocate for sexual assault survivors and her Insta is filled with inspiration for feminists, activists and survivors alike.
Because who doesn’t love an independent, feminist nonprofit clothing company!? Feminist Apparel’s Instagram is a healthy mix of powerful quotes and merchandise pics that’ll make you want to proudly display your feminist beliefs on some new threads.
Sarah Sophie Flicker is the co-founder of the At Once tumblr, which explores the intersection of motherhood and feminism. YAAAAAS!
Laverne Cox needs no introduction. She is an actress and trans advocate whose calls for living beyond gender expectations have earned her much deserved respect while elevating trans equality to the public stage.
Run by 20-year-old Molly, this Instagram account features her drawings of women who “don’t buy into your casual sexist BS.” They’re artistic, insightful and intersectional. Before you know it, you’ll be fighting the urge to regram all of her posts!
All for smashing the kyriarchy (“the social system that keeps all intersecting oppressions (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, culture, etc) in place”)? Then this Insta feed is for you!
Peep this feed for feminist street art, or as this account’s owner states, “society gets the kind of vandalism it deserves.” You can even submit your own snapshots via DM!
If you’re a fan of Notorious R.B.G. (and why wouldn’t you be?!), you’ll want to follow Irin Carmon, the book’s co-author.
Ilyse Hogue is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Enough said.
This is the Instagram account for Lady Parts Justice, the self-described “cabal of comics and writers exposing creeps hellbent on destroying access to birth control and abortion,” headed by Lizz Winstead.
WoCVoices is dedicated to “sharing & celebrating womyn/women of colour’s narratives through their art & writing,” and is the place to go for inspirational quotes by women of color. (Seriously, go there. Now.)
Emily Lindin is the founder of the UnSlut Project, the director of “UnSlut: A Documentary Film,” and the author of UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir (which just published last month!). She’s all about destroying slut-shaming, which is something we certainly support.
This account gives an insightful glimpse into the mind of a teenage girl who is pro-choice and all about intersectional feminism. If she’s any indication of the future of feminism, we can’t wait!
Last, but certainly not least, sherights!!! You couldn’t expect us not to self-promote, could you?!
TELL US: Who did we miss? Which feminist Instagram accounts are your favorites? Tell us in the comments!