Instagram is good for many things: keeping up with loved ones, searching hashtags for inspiration, and obsessing over your favorite celebrities’ latest uploads. Some entertainers like to use their sizable platforms to encourage their followers. These are my go-to inspirational celebrity Instagram accounts for positivity:
Come for the #FBF of vintage Tia and Tamera and stick around for the thoughtful musings, and behind-the-scenes pictures of her cooking show.
Ms. Knowles is your average proud, doting mom on social media – the only difference is that her daughters are Beyonce and Solange. She always has the best seat in the house.
Gina made history in 2015 when she became only the second Latina to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy and made waves for her powerful acceptance speech declaring that her win “represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Her #MovementMondays are #everything.
Sometimes she’s a glamorous, impeccably dressed red carpet darling… and sometimes she’s Mindy Kaling playing “Kenan Thompson playing Tom Hanks as Sully.” You gotta love her for sharing both.
The #BlackGirlMagic on Tracee’s page is breathtaking.
Remembering that Golden Globe I mentioned? She was the first. On top of that, America is one of the most politically engaged actresses in Hollywood and she documented her travels across, well, America on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Plus, she shares personal milestones like training for triathlons.
(Also, fight on!)
Yvonne was a breakout star in Insecure but I’ve been a fan since her amazing (and totally relatable) trailer for First Gen. She dances at HBO block parties and the White House, no big deal.
In 2008 before President Obama got elected, my first YouTube post was about a fictitious african "relative" showing up randomly at the White House to claim him as family. Cut to 2016, as they are about to leave office, I got the chance to BE an African AT the White House, in the MOST Nigerian of ways, dancing, singin, and LIVIN my absolute best life! Talk about FULL-CIRCLE! (Also @luvvie with the commentary is EV👏🏾ER👏🏾Y👏🏾THING!!) #CantTakeThisIgboGirlNOWHERE #ShokiForThePresident #MyFeetWantedToFeelWhiteHouseCarpets #NoOtherRugWillDoAfterThis #iDidNotBodyRollinTheWhiteHouse #ThisWasBlackEnough #NaijaNoDeyCarryLast 💯🇳🇬👌🏽 #BecauseWHYnot?!!
I wouldn’t be opposed to Britney starting a gym workout series or a book club.