TikTok may be addicting, but it has also become one of the most positive social media apps out there. Instead of posting unrealistic lifestyles, more content creators are starting to show a more raw, unedited version of life that is more relatable. Here are some content creators that are using their platform to talk about important issues in an honest way:
Victoria started posting on TikTok in December and has already accumulated a following of 900k+. When I first saw Victoria’s videos, I was hooked; it’s like you’re sitting on FaceTime with your best friend. She’s funny, real, and not afraid of talking about anything, whether that be fitness, food, fashion, or influencer culture. Victoria does not want to put herself in one specific niche, which is what sets her apart from other TikTokers. Usually, when I open a social media app, all I see is a super edited version of someone’s life. However, it’s nice to see someone who’s the same age as me and also in college talking about so many things that I’m experiencing at the same time, like issues with mental health or even just dealing with life as a college student.
I started following Lexi over the summer and I instantly loved all her posts. Her daily “coffee talks” are always so motivating and inspirational. Lexi talks about the importance of prioritizing your mental health, body positivity, and pushing people to do the things that make them happy. She is also super into yoga and will often post videos on mindfulness and working out. I definitely recommend giving her a follow as she always pushes me to get started with my day in an encouraging way.
When I was going through a breakup, Lara Ann’s videos allowed me to realize my worth and heal in a positive way. Her videos are mainly about relationships and getting your confidence back after a breakup. Although she has 2.4M followers, it feels like she’s talking to just you in her videos. Whenever I felt alone and missed my ex, she always had a video that would uplift me and make me feel a little bit better. Even if you’re not going through a breakup, she still has amazing advice on healthy relationships and self-love.
As her bio says, Amy is “just a girl trying to change the world.” Amy is inspiring and helping so many people who are struggling with mental health issues. She radiates positivity even through a phone screen. She posts content on her own battles with eating disorders and mental health. One of my favorite things she does is posting journaling prompts like listing reasons your grateful or reasons to be proud of yourself. Her videos bring so much happiness to my life, so definitely go check her out. As a plus, her dog, Penelope, is so cute!
Molly is all about body positivity and female empowerment. She talks about struggling with her body image and how she's started to gain more confidence in herself. Self-love is what it’s all about. Every girl has days where they don’t like the way they look or wish they could look a certain way, but Molly is all about embracing who you are and not changing for anyone else. Molly is definitely a strong, powerful role model in so many people’s lives, including my own.
After taking a 2-month break from social media, Anna is back and as amazing as ever. Anna started her account as a fitness account but has since opened up about topics like eating disorders, depression, and sexual trauma. She’s only 19 years old, yet she has such a strong influence on so many people. Her opening up about her struggles was so brave and admirable. She is so strong and I hope she and her platform continue to thrive.
I saw one of Philip's videos on my For You Page a couple of months ago and I was drawn to his positive energy. Since February, he has gained 20.5K followers. His desire to share his healing process with others is so apparent and beautiful. He’s gained so much love and support through his openness about mental health and self-love. I will continue to stay with him on his journey and I always look forward to all of his videos!
These are just some of the amazing, positive TikTokers out there. It’s amazing seeing a change in the type of content that is being put out. I hope that people keep realizing the importance of authentic, realistic content that everyone can relate to, because life isn’t really as perfect as we see it on Instagram.