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10 Queer Body-Posi IGs to Follow if You Loved Sam Smith’s Post

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Because a lot of others have been ready to "fight the f*ck back," too.

Sam Smith's Instagram post exposing his belly for the first time broke the internet. In the post, the Oscar-winning singer admitted to the problems he's had accepting his own body and said that he "decided to fight the fuck back."

That Smith's Instagram became so popular shows that not only are many people struggling with their own narratives around their bodies, but they crave more people who are willing to talk about it. That's where these queer folks come in.

Instagram has become an essential medium for queer people of all different bodies -- fat queer people, disabled queer people, and more -- to talk about their bodies while also countering what the mainstream media says about fatness, queerness and disability. Here are 10 queer Instagrammers you can follow to keep your feed a steady stream of body positivity.

Enam Asiama (@enamasiama)

Asiama is a Ghanaian-British self-proclaimed fat queer femme whose Instagram serves "fat haute couture as a fuck you to fast fashion," per one of her IG posts. Not only does her profile contain several written affirmations about being a plus-size fashionista, but her high-fashion sartorial serves will make your jaw drop.

Marquis Neal (@marquimode)

A vlogger and a model whose IG is full of lewks, Neal wears outfit after outfit that will make you ask, "Where did you get that?" His work has been featured in BuzzFeed and Huffington Post and he's collaborated with clothing brand ASOS and the body-positive campaign, The Every Man Project.

Ericka Hart (@ihartericka)

Hart self-identifies as a "kinky, poly, queer, cancer-warrior, activist, sexuality educator and performer," according to Forbes. Diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer at the age of 28, she uses her Instagram to bring visibility to breast cancer survivors and destroy your preconceived notions about illness, Blackness, and queerness.

Shay Neary (@watchshayslay)

Shay Neary is the first plus-size transgender model to land a major fashion campaign and also regularly talks about desirability politics on her IG. "I'm a firm believer in experiencing your body, through sex, to learn how to appreciate it for yourself," she wrote in a recent post. "That can include self-pleasure, partner play, group play, or even sex positive scenes."

Nicolette Mason (@nicolettemason)

Nicolette Mason is the co-founder of Premme, a plus-size fashion line that was a hit from the day it launched. Their Instagram is something of a fashion diary that contains nothing but constant serves.

Mina Gerges (@itsminagerges)

If you're a fan of Sam Smith's stomach-baring post, then you'll love Mina Gerges's Instagram. Gerges's feed is full of body-ody-ody, often shot in Instagram-ready locations.

Annie Segarra (@annieelainey)
A disabled queer YouTuber and content creator, Segarra's Instagram proves that she's great, no matter the social media platform. On her IG, she regularly breaks down complicated questions around disability for her followers in an accessible way. And, oh yes, she slays while doing it.

Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn)

Stanley, a body-positive yoga instructor and author of Everybody Yoga regularly uses her Instagram to talk about what it means to practice health and wellness for techniques for any body of any size. And regardless of whether she's in yoga pants or thigh high boots, she's always serving.

Thaddeus Coates (@hippypotter)

A Black queer plus-size model and illustrator, Coates was recently seen sporting jeans in American Eagle's latest campaign. Aside from sharing photos from his photo shoots, Coates also shares his original art, which often depicts plus-size Black bodies.

Marfmellow (@gvcciana)

Popular Tumblr user Marfmellow also runs a popular Instagram where she regularly posts about everything she loves, whether it be gaming, Pokemon, or tarot. Alongside all this are some real nuggets of wisdom about body positivity and dealing with fat stigma.

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