Instagram now has more than 1 billion monthly active users, a number that keeps growing every single day. Our feeds are like a torrential downpour of never-ending memes, fashion bloggers, aesthetically pleasing mood pictures, and celebrity news. It’s the one-stop spot for our every need, but for some reason, it can start feeling a little toxic every now and then. Seeing beautiful people go on exotic vacations, or scrolling through mindless memes with simplistic texts, can start feeling a little empty when you’ve been at it for more than an hour — a fact our Instagram analytics never fails to tell us.
Digital detoxes are a recurring idea, one we’ve toyed with too. Realistically, it isn’t possible to actively live in the modern world without social media. What we can do, though, is curate the accounts we follow to make us a little happier online! These ladies share their day to day musings, professional lessons, personal challenges, stories of struggle, and engage with their followers in an insightful and meaningful way. Their Instagram posts spread awareness about different causes and social issues as well.
Moreover, whether it’s fashion, good food, social justice, motherhood, home decor, or self-improvement advice, these women have it covered. They are the leaders of the pack, successfully nourishing a wonderful, positive community of like-minded people. It’s rare to see followers react with as much optimism and emotion as they do on these accounts. When these girls share personal, happy moments, their followers rejoice with them. When they share their vulnerabilities, people pour in with support from all corners of the world. If you think you could use this kind of energy on your social media, check out the accounts below!
Dr Aaliya Yaqub is the definition of a supermom. With three kids and a successful career, she does everything to perfection. She’s a beauty with a fierce mind, and kind heart to reckon with. She shares her own personal stories about life and how to keep going. Her Instagram is extremely encouraging, progressive, and welcoming space.
Kanwal Ahmed is the definition of strength and resilience. She built up the largest Facebook community of Pakistani women and is definitely a woman on a mission. She is a powerhouse who has given endless numbers of Pakistani women the courage to speak up and share their stories.
This overseas Pakistani is a riot. Whether it’s her new found love for hiking, chaotic family weddings, or her baby keeping her up at night, her relatable stories keep fans glued to her account. She conveys messages about social causes, as well as her own challenges at home, in a refreshingly candid way. Her blog is definitely a dose of stress-free, fun-filled shenanigans.
4. Humna Raza
She’s practically a guru for positivity and happiness. Her smile makes everything she does look effortless. Her sweet posts about life, in general, will leave you feeling just as happy and grateful, especially for the little things you might ignore otherwise.
She’s a young dental student with a steady head on her shoulders. She talks about a diverse range of issues from mental health to religion in a responsible, educated way. She is articulate and opinionated, but also incredibly relatable with her tales of loss, love, and pain. This is an account you can learn from, and also draw inspiration from.
6. Mama & Azaan
Sabika is a young, hands-on mother who is navigating through her life in Australia one step at a time. Her posts reflect an honest and brave character, one that has faced (and overcome) many ordeals. She doesn’t try hard to fit in and wears her individuality like a badge of honour.
Anam is a pro at multitasking. She puts in so much love and effort into everyday, ordinary things, and celebrates something unique about them in an extraordinary way. If you are looking for ways to become super organized, then follow her. She’s a Pakistani/Canadian version of Marie Kondo. What’s more: her stories are a treat for the eyes!
The name says it all! If you’re obsessed with all things weddings, whether it’s the clothes, or the decor, head to Minahil’s account. She documents weddings and couples in love, making us swoon just a little bit. We love that her blog is colourful and bubbly, as is she.