Illustrator Allison Rachel has dedicated the past few years encouraging women to accept themselves just the way they are in a very creative way. She draws illustrations of ordinary women and writes quotes that other people can find relatable but are afraid to say out loud.
According to Rachel, this project was a result of her own sadness and loneliness, which had caused her to reflect on her need to accept herself. Once she did, she tried to find a way to spread that feeling around – and boy did she succeeded!
Though it’s only two years old, her Instagram profile has more than half a million followers. She posts her illustrated mantras almost every day, tackling problematic issues like racism, mental health, discrimination, and oppression.
Add some self-love to your Instagram feed. You deserve it.