Speaking out about racism isn’t new for the black community. Many black people have been using their platforms to speak about this issue before it became a trend. It’s important that even after the riots come to an end, that spreading the message that racism will no longer be tolerated continues. Here’s some amazing black people that you should follow on Instagram as they may inspire you to continue speaking out about this issue. They also are unapologetically black and beautiful and they’re not afraid to show it.
Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker, director and film distributor who is widely recognised for her work on projects such as the film ‘Selma’ and the Netflix original ‘When They See Us’ which shows the true story of The Central Park 5.
Chrissy King helps women embrace their lives and bodies with compassion through the #bodyliberationproject and the @womensstrengthcoalition.
Rachel is focused on building a legacy through teaching and storytelling through @thelovelandfoundation and @thegreatunlearn.
Candace defines herself as ‘The activist muse every fashion girl is following on Instagram’ in her Instagram bio. If that doesn’t make you want to follow her then I don’t know what will!
Zeba is the senior culture writer for @huffpost and is writing a book called #carefreeblackgirls which is due to be released in 2021.
Rachel Rodgers is an author, podcaster and the CEO of Hello Seven.
Austin Channing Brown is the author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness. She also is the creator of the @tnqshow.
Jackie Aina has recently been praised for her reaction to the current situation highlighting why black lives matter, by openly encouraging brands to show their support on her socials.