9 Influencers Who Promote Body Positivity & Empower Others

Kavisha Mody , 10 Sep 2020
Kusha Kapila, Sakshi Sindwani, Aashna Bhagwani (Source: Instagram | @kushakapila @stylemewithsakshi @aashna_bhagwani)
Kusha Kapila, Sakshi Sindwani, Aashna Bhagwani (Source: Instagram | @kushakapila @stylemewithsakshi @aashna_bhagwani)

In today’s digital world, social media is profoundly responsible for promoting unrealistic beauty standards. This has overall led to a decline in body confidence and self-esteem. We often see multiple men and women talking to platforms like Instagram and trying to accomplish outrageous beauty standards, which in turn becomes self-destructive. However, among dark clouds, there’s always a silver lining! Multiple influencers are trying to make a positive change on digital mediums by encouraging self-love and body positivity. If you are ever feeling self-conscious, go and check out these wonderful creators right now. Surely they will spruce up your confidence again!

Here they are:

1. Kusha Kapila  


Kusha has always managed to keep it real with her audience. She has always been open about her issues and how it’s normal to experience acne, pimples etc. Moreover, We love how she spoke so candidly about PCOD and her struggle with self-esteem. So let this post be a reminder to everyone out there that it’s frustrating to match up to unreasonable beauty standards so please go easy on yourself!

2. Sakshi Sindwani 


“Social media is becoming too pretty again, let’s make it real”, YAS QUEEN, what an accurate thing to say! Sakshi is a popular body-positive model and an avid influencer. She strongly believes in accepting yourself with pride and breaking societal stereotypes.

3.  Komal Pandey

Hate comments and unsolicited opinions are something that’s rampant on social media. In a time like this, we love how Komal addressed the topic of body-shaming on a talk show with Shraddha Gurung a.k.a @lilmissgurung. Its is NOT okay to call someone ‘fat’ or ‘skinny’ casually when they didn’t ask for your opinion.  Let’s try and work towards making social media platforms a more accepting place, amirite?

4. Dolly Singh 

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Tilli, tilli, tilli, han hu main maachis ki tilli. 🔥 What names do people call you? Because it's time you own it. 💛 26 years, that how long it took me to realize my self worth. To wake up thinking I'm no less than anyone not is anyone less than me. Sometimes while you're trying to develop some body confidence you tend to pull yourself up but putting others down, thinking 'ugh, I'm better than her, fitter than her. At least I'm not as fat. At least I'm not as skinny' But you'll soon realise that it's not the way to go. We're all writing our own stories, living our own struggles, reciting our own poems and they may not rhyme but they are all beautiful. Today, be your own hero. . . . Being sappy mostly because I'm on my period. Haha. Also writing this to you from the middle of the ocean. I'm on @dreamcruiseline going to Bali and it's beautiful here. #VisitSingapore #TheGreatDreamBash #PassionMadePossible #DreamCruises

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Dolly is one creator and influencer who has always tried to encourage self-acceptance and love. While society has so many opinions about how we look, weigh and dress, it is vital to grow above it and love yourself. Come back to this post whenever you feel like you need to amp up your confidence!

5. Neelakshi a.k.a Plump To Pretty 

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Sometimes I actually think about what do you guys find so inspirational….I get these beautiful text from ladies around the world…I try not putting them out but to definitely have more than a conversation.It makes me super mushy and grateful but almost hurts to think we need so much of love to validate every small incident that ever to happen to us. You know how people say you look beautiful in that but I could never right from people in real life to the reel life here,I have heard it! And while I'm more than happy to reassure you and give you a hug but before you compliment me,Please compliment yourself too IIt takes a lot for you to actually type it out here or slide in sms or say it in person.When we can be kind to a stranger like me on the internet,why wouldn't you do that to yourself bubba? YOU ARE ENOUGH AND MORE 😘 #plumptopretty #bornonthisday #Selflove #ShowUs #MoreThanEnough

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Neelakshi is one of the most popular body-positive influencers we know of! We are absolutely in awe of the kind of positive content she creates. Her story has been truly inspirational and you will always find her talking about body-image issues, acceptance and how being confident in yourself is so important.

6. Tanesha Awasthi 

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Going into stores used to give me major anxiety… While everyone around me could easily shop for clothes, I was usually stuck getting creative with stretch fabrics or browsing the accessories section. As the wisdom that comes with age helps me settle into self-acceptance though, I realize that not being able to easily shop for clothes all those years is what ignited my passion for other aspects of fashion and style. And I realize now that leaving stores empty handed challenged me to get creative with getting dressed in general, which made me appreciate fabrics, prints, color and most of all: how accessories can take a look from basic to bold with a simple addition of a statement necklace and the right bag! My point is this, friends: sometimes the thing that made you insecure all those years, is actually what makes you uniquely YOU. ❤️ #positivityiskey #itsamindset #bodypos #curvyconfidence #stylehasnosize

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Tanesha has been actively proving to everyone that style has no size! She always puts her confidence first and proudly owns her curves. Her content puts out a strong message for everyone who is insecure about themselves and we love her for that. Moreover, her fashion sense is so classy and chic, we can literally scroll through her feed for hours!

7. Aashna Bhagwani 

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Learning how to EXHALE’ 🌬here on social media we always show are best sides. Every time before I take a picture I hold my breath in and flex ‘ 📸 I’m sure we all can relate to that’ But it’s also important to see ourselves and accept ourselves in all are ANGLES’ ❗️ working on our bodies is a life long process but in this moment right here I am learning to let go. Every shape is beautiful so start treating yourself right ❤️ . . #bodypositive #curvygirls #psblogger #bodypositiveblogger #bodypositivity #bodypositiveblogger #indianfashionblogger #curvygirl #puneblogger #pune #plussizebeauty #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizefashionblogger #acceptance #casualwear #thickthighs #exhale #acceptyourself #plussizeblogger #pmmlovemybody #selfcare #bodypositive #fashionblogger #selflove #confident #blogger #Curves

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Aashna is a strong believer of the fact that beauty comes in all sizes and we completely agree! She is a content creator who often talks about body-image problems among the youth and much more. We aspire to be as confident and real on social media platforms as she is!

8. Neha Parulkar 

Apart from being an avid body-positive influencer, Neha is also a TEDx speaker. She is a plus-size model and extremely proud of it. We love how her posts her so motivating and appealing to the eye. Moreover, she believes that nobody is perfect, so she strongly encourages candid behaviour on social media.

9. Vishakha Bhaskar 

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Me to me everyday : “Get back in shape, woman” 🙄 I know most of us are told to not be so hard on ourselves, cut some slack and let it go. However, there are some situations and instances where letting go might feel like a better option but deep down you know, you know that walking (or in my case running lol) a few extra miles will actually take me where you wish to be. In my opinion, if you’ve set a goal for yourself, personal or professional, and you know it’s something that’s really going to work for you in the long run, going to make you happier or saner, then it’s absolutely necessary to do the hard talk with yourself, stop thinking of quitting as a backup and don’t let go of it, no matter what! Of course, keeping in mind that realistic goals are set. 🌸 2020 was a weird year, but I’m thankful for making me a tad bit more self aware. I know when I’m just being “lazy” about something I want and should be doing, and when it’s really time to take a break, gain my sanity back, before you decide to let it go. 🌸 If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do, (in my case it’s wanting to be as fit as I was last year), just do it. Of course, have a plan in hand, take calculated risk in account, and go for it. But before you start make sure it’s something you’re doing it for yourself. At the end of the day, it’s YOU you are accountable to! ❤️ . . . . . #midside #midsizestyle #midsizeblogger #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneur #lovemywork #lovemyjob #business #fashion #fashiondesigner #madeinindia #vocalforlocal #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness

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Vishakha is more than just body-positivity ninja, she is also the co-founder of her own clothing label Angrakhaa, isn’t that amazing? She is all about loving herself and being confident in whatever she wears. Her perspective on fashion is so inspiring!

Here’s everyone who has managed to build our confidence and have helped us love ourselves a little more. We want all of you to start accepting your true self and encouraging more body positivity on social media platforms.

Also, don’t forget to follow @missmalinitrending on Instagram to know more about your favourite influencers!

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