It is summertime and the sun has been shining for unusually long periods of time here in the UK. There is clearly no better time to get out and about to enjoy yourself and flaunt what you have!
Feeling good about yourself is all about your state of mind and there is a body positive movement taking the world by storm at the moment. BoPo (as the cool kids call it) is all about loving who you are and being proud of your body and we have sourced some of our favourite BoPo accounts on Instagram to inspire you to love the skin you are in.
Kat shares images both with her bare prosthetics and without and how the shame she previously had was learnt. After hiding her legs, she tells how even though she’s still on her journey, she wishes the BoPo movement had been there years ago.
After being approached by The Undateables, anti-bullying campaigner Ashley featured on Loose Women to share his experiences. Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, Ashley is an online advocate for people with facial disfigurements and has featured on Changing Faces’ accounts.
Ruby is an Australian makeup artist and activist who pulls no punches. Living with arthrogryposis, a joint condition, the wheelchair user shares empowering photos encouraging disabled people to be comfortable in their own skin often with the hashtags #disbabeled and #disabledandcute.
This PT has documented his journey from ileostomy fitting living by the motto ‘no colon, still rollin’. Mesha posted this photo from Cyprus and his first time being semi-naked in public since his fitting to encourage ‘Ostomates’ to still enjoy sunbathing.
A model, Paralympian, and reigning Mr England, Jack Eyres is repping his brand ‘One man, one leg, one mission’ in style. The PT, who had elective surgery at 16 uses his success to inspire other amputees to love their body.
In this post from the Haitian-born New Yorker, the picture really does speak a thousand words, as the Tommy Hilfiger and ASOS model posted the swimsuit shot without her prosthetic leg simply with one hand on her head and the other on her waist.
This congenital amputee, actress and self-styled cyborg is no stranger to championing disability rights or raising awareness for bionic limb users. Held aloft with her BeBionic arm, she proudly parades a ‘Proud Disabled Woman’ sign at a Women’s March.
If bright hair, clothes, sequins and confidence are your bag, Cailey might just be your spirit animal. While her disabilities aren’t visible, this legally blind beauty and fashion influencer breaks the rules of crop tops in cold weather with #fatpositive.
Crossfit enthusiast Luke was born missing his left arm and with his left lung roughly half the size it should’ve been. With fitness, travel and creative Halloween posts, he never shies away, proudly displaying his body on his account.
Dru is an LA-based model using her platform to empower people with Dwarfism following childhood bullying. She unapologetically posted this photo saying, “I don’t care what anyone says, but my legs look sooo good here and I’m sooo HAPPY with this!”
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