Social media can be a fantastic platform for amplifying important voices and highlighting worthy campaigns. We’ve seen this more strikingly than ever with the #BlackLivesMatter movement that has swept through our social media channels, generating a wave of powerful commentary and much-needed action.
But now we must keep the momentum going. One of the best ways of doing this is to actively follow and engage with black influencers and content creators online. It’s time we help elevate their voices and share their talent. From style icons and adventurers to activists and entrepreneurs, these incredible creators are killing it with their content. It’s about time we hit that ‘follow’ button.
There are thousands of brilliant black influencers and I couldn’t possibly include them all in this list. Here I share 15 of my favourites, but please add your own suggestions in the comments. I am actively looking to follow more amazing accounts on Instagram and I’d love your input.
1. Ciara – @hey_ciara
Solo female travel who quit her job to travel the world.
2. Lee – @spiritedpursuit
Entrepreneur in pursuit of travel, adventure, and new cultural experiences.
3. Melissa – @melissaswardrobe
Celebrity fashion stylist, blogger, interior decorator.
4. Oneika – @oneikatraveller
TV host, writer and international speaker using travel to empower, educate and explore.
5. Tomi – @goodtomicha
Fashion, lifestyle and skincare blogger, social media strategist, and diversity advocate.
6. Karina – @styleidealist
Midi style aficionado writing about life, style & self-discovery.
7. Nikki, Meghan, Shay & Brandy – @influencingcolor
Four women creating a positive influence for women of all colours.
8. Francesca – @onegrloneworld
Self love advocate posting about travel, skincare and natural hair care tips.
9. Sade – @inmysundaybest
Senior architectural designer, writer, photographer, encourager.
10. Coco – @cocobassey
Content creator & digital marketer.
11. Claire – @claire_most
Portland based content creator from Paris with impeccable style.
12. Asiyami – @asiyami_gold
Visual storyteller, creative director & producer.
13. Efia – @effyshowslife
Solo traveller, wellness advocate and author.
14. Eni – @eniswardrobe
Petite fashion blogger based in London.
15. Yossy – @withloveyossy
Photographer and jewellery creator.
A pretty incredible collection of inspiring women, I think you’ll agree. For a list of further ways you can help, from donations to self-education, have a read of this article.