On International Women’s Day, check out the feeds that deliver a whole lot more than a pretty plate of lunch.

Just over half of all Instagram users are female. Among these millions of women who regularly post, some stand out a mile. The women behind these remarkable feeds take pains to put careful, responsible thought into the message they deliver. Here are the ones we rate most highly.

EMILY SHEFFIELD
@thismuchiknowglobal



Emily Sheffield, formerly deputy editor and digital director of British Vogue, has just launched this feed to bring important news, commentary and conversation to a new generation. With it, she is keen to give a platform to female voices around the globe. Expect great things in the coming months.

RECIPES FOR SELF LOVE
@recipesforselflove


Using cool illustrations and upbeat proclamations, Amsterdam-based artist Alison Rachel aims to bolster the female psyche with an unerringly positive vibe. It works. A pretty spin-off book comes out in April.

MISTY COPELAND
@mistyonpointe



A prima ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland eschews the emaciated aesthetic so often associated with the art of ballet. She’s strong, she’s beautiful and, most of all, she’s inspiring.

AMELIA FREER
@ameliafreer



Nutritional therapist to the stars and best-selling author Amelia Freer makes so much sense out of the madness that surrounds food today. Her vibrant feed has as many beautiful rural shots and pics of her dogs, daughter and flowers as it does of her health-giving recipes. Life-affirming in the extreme.

WOMEN WHO
@womenwho



Created by the writer Otegha Uwagba (whose bestselling Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women found its way into many a Christmas stocking when it was published in 2017), this stylish feed celebrates women in and out of the workplace. Relevant and thought-provoking, there isn’t an avocado in sight.

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March 2019