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Okay so let me preface this post by saying, this is not a plug to get myself some Instagram followers lol!! ANDDD this isn’t a free promo for those Instagram influencers who make us constantly jealous that we aren’t living their lives. Today’s article is indeed a plug to a bunch of motivational and self-care Instagram accounts that I believe are a necessity to follow in this social media/society dictating world. I am on a journey of learning to love myself and these accounts have such great motivational quotes and daily reminders that keep me in check. They might just even change your life – or at least make you a bit more self-aware.


1. We’re Not Really Strangers – @werenotreallystrangers

If you haven’t heard of this account already, you are truly missing out. We’re Not Really Strangers is actually a card game created by Koreen Odiney to enhance your personal connections and create meaningful moments with the people that you know or complete strangers. They have this great Instagram account where they take aesthetic scenes and add meaningful text to really make you really think. 10/10


2. Self Care 4 you – @selfcare4yu

This account is another favorite of mine. Created by @lilsrdv, this account gives some of the best advice you never knew you needed. Sometimes her advice is honest, like extremely honest to where you might say “WOW… Can’t say you are wrong, but I can say that definitely hurt…” LOL. But it’s okay because her graphics are super sweet and aesthetically pleasing, which helps to lighten the blow. 10/10


3. WE THE URBAN – @wetheurban

Alright stop what you’re doing RIGHT THIS INSTANT … and follow this account. Probably some of the best advice I can give you! WE THE URBAN is a Black-owned digital platform that promotes all things inclusivity and self-love. I freaking love this account, such great messages, and always keeps me thinking and in check! 


Here are a few others I love too!


One last thing – it’s SUPER important that I mention: take breaks from social media! Seriously! Platforms are a great way for self-expression, getting to know your faves a bit more, and the best way to market yourself… but they can also be pretty harmful. Whenever I’m going through it I make sure to stay off of mine because sometimes I feel like they make things worse. 

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Kelsey is a senior at Montclair State University. She is majoring in Fashion Studies and minoring in both fashion design and business. She hopes this will help her boss babe dreams come true of one day owning her own swimwear brand. She loves talking all things sustainability, art, fashion and FOOD. Her go-to food is hands down pizza - it is one of the most versatile foods, duh!
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