Taking care of your mental health is a full-time job, whether we act like it or not. Maintaining connections and community, fueling your body with the nutrients it needs, treating ourselves with kindness, asking for help when we need it, recognizing the warning signs of burnout, knowing when to say no; these are only a few of the moving pieces we struggle to consider and bring into balance on a daily basis.
I feel very grateful to be a part of a generation that has committed itself to open discussions around mental health, and that actively seeks to normalize the struggle of trying to take care of yourself while you have a million other things on your plate. Especially over the past few months, I’ve found that my feed has been brimming with positive content that makes me feel seen, and encourages me to take breaks when I need them, and extend the same benefit of the doubt to the people around me.
Spending time on social media is literally my job, so it’s a relief to scroll and see so much content that seeks to create awareness, uplift, and inspire the people reading it. I undoubtedly owe that relief to the rockstar influencers I’m following who utilize their platforms to normalize our collective challenges. These ten BIPOC influencers are certainly no exception. Each of these women creates content that not only inspires me to take better care of myself but amplifies the work of others, too. Give them a follow to keep your feed inclusive, informative, and full of love.
And if you’re looking for other ways to improve your personal and professional health, make sure you’re registered for our upcoming BlogHer Health conference, where we’ll be learning how to create compelling content and ways to better navigate our health.
Rebecca Borucki of bexlife
Rebecca Borucki is a mother of five, author of books for big and little readers, a meditation guide, birth doula, and former BlogHer Parenting speaker. She has taught meditation as a profound act of self-care that can be executed effortlessly and effectively to hundreds of thousands of individuals online and in live workshops and public events. Rebekah’s mission is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all—and is using her Instagram feed as a tool to help her make that possible!
Jo of jofitlife
Jo is a former BlogHer speaker, and a relationship and womxn’s life coach who is daring to lead hundreds of womxn down a path of radical self-acceptance. Before blending a passion for wellness and emotional fitness with coaching and people-managing, she was the Director of Community and Curation at VSCO.
2018 VOTY winner Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, the author of Every Body Yoga, the creator and host of the “Dear Jessamyn” podcast, body positivity and inclusivity activist and an advocate for We Go High NC. Every time one of her posts crosses my feed, I can’t help but smile. Come for the positivity, stay for the yoga goals.
Sahaj Kohli of Brown Girl Therapy
Sahaj Kohli is a senior editor at HuffPost and the founder of @BrownGirlTherapy, an initiative created to be a resource for mental health support for children of immigrants, promoting therapy and bicultural identity.
Elyse Fox of Sad Girls Club and Sad Boys Org
Elyse Fox is the founder of Sad Girls Club and Sad Boys Org, both POC driven communities founded with the hope of creating community in mental health for Gen Z & millennials. Follow for consistent feed reminders that you don’t walk alone.
Minaa B is a speaker, writer, mental health consultant, licensed therapist, a mental health and social justice advocate, and the author of Rivers Are Coming: A Collection of Essays And Poems On Healing From Depression and Trauma.
Tabitha Brown is known across the internet as the world’s favorite mom. Her vegan cooking tutorials on TikTok gained her a serious following, and she continues to produce cooking content that tastes as good as watching them makes you feel.
Dr. Jennifer Mullan of Decolonizing Therapy
Dr. Jennifer Mullan is the community organizer, psychologist, and creator behind the account @decolonizingtherapy. She specializes in trauma and ancestral trauma work and is dedicated to making her page a safe space and abundant resource of psychological insight.
Dr. Rosales Meza
Dr. Rocío Rosales Meza is a Xicana intuitive, energy worker, healer, and coach. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a Reiki Master. She specializes in helping Black, Indigenous, Women of Color break the cycle of ancestral trauma to reclaim their power and intuition so that they no longer live in servitude to the colonial patriarchy.
Artist and illustrator Marcela Sabiá is constantly creating adorable cartoons that remind you to be kinder to yourself and your loved ones.
If you’re looking for tips on how to create compelling content and ways to better navigate your health, register for BlogHer Health, taking place January 29 at 12PM EST.