Radical Body Positivity Is Taking Instagram By Storm, and It’s Incredibly Inspirational

istorically, social media and the digital sphere haven't exactly been safe spaces for body positivity. Unrealistic ideals of beauty are still very much plastered around the world on nearly every visible surface, from billboards to film and TV to the Internet.

But Instagram, perhaps surprisingly, is leading the way on social media in the body positivity movement. People of all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and confidence levels are sharing their stories — and their bodies — with hashtags like #bodypositivity, #bopo, #bodyacceptance, and #effyourbeautystandards, to promote the overdue notion that all bodies are beautiful and worthy.

These body positivity warriors are so inspiring that they'll make you want to rip off your shirt, climb a mountain, and post a bunch of pics of yourself. I say do it!