International Women’s Day: Women to Follow for Instant Inspiration

This International Women’s Day, fill your social media feed with women who inspire and uplift. Instead of gazing at yet another staged picture of feigned perfection, discover the Instagrammers, podcast hosts, Twitter activists and more women that aspire to make the world a better place – they spread the feminist message, help animals, fight for more fair fashion, and are champions for diversity and acceptance. Here at Team Vilda, we’ve picked our favourite accounts to follow for when we are in need of that extra boost of inspiration.

Deborah Frances-White, podcast host

The host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, Deborah Frances-White, is super funny,  relatable, and is all about feminism and the inclusion of all minority groups in every possible discussion. There’s even one episode of the podcast on ethical fashion (number 30), with vegan comedian and author Sarah Pascoe.”

– Emilee Seymour, Art Director


Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist

Kimberly Snyder was one of the first people I ever followed. Her plant-based nutrition advice turned me into veganism and her bright, joyful nature makes her an evergreen role model in my book. She seems authentic and grounded despite having a star clientele. She’s the kind of person online that leaves me feeling uplifted and lighter rather than bogged down with social media blahs.

– Mary Hood Luttrell, Beauty Editor


Samantha Cristoforetti, astronaut

Samantha Cristoforetti is a Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She has lived on international space stations and posts amazing pictures of our planet from ‘above’.  Inspiring quote from Samantha: ‘We really have to stick together as a human family to make sure we are a permanent presence on this planet.'”

– Giulia Panna, Innovation Officer


Livia Firth, fashion activist

Founder and Creative Director of Eco Age, and agency that promotes sustainable practices in the fashion industry. As an Oxfam Global Ambassador, she traveled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Zambia, connecting with the people at the beginning of the supply chain. She is often involved with programmes related to environmental sustainability and women’s advocacy and her social media truly reflect this, so you will be up-to-date with the latest ethical trends.”

– Giulia Panna, Innovation Officer


Madeleine Daria Alizadeh, human rights activist

“A human rights activist and outspoken feminist who transitioned her fast fashion blog to promoting only ethical fashion. She now a has podcast and fair fashion label!”

– Kathi Kammleitner, Travel Writer


Jordan Bone, YouTuber

I love Jordan’s motivational posts about staying strong and being self-confident. Her positivity is infectious and really lifts you up if you’re feeling down.”

– Jessica Sjoholm, Wellness Editor


Ashlee Piper, author, activist, TV personality

A political strategist turned eco-lifestyle expert, Ashlee is outspoken, knowledgeable and basically an antidote to the “earthy preachy vegan” stereotype. She’s an amazing writer and a true inspiration for anyone who is interested in conscious vegan living. I can’t wait for her book Give a Shit to come out – I will be ordering it as soon as I can.”

– Sascha Camilli, Founder and Editor -in-Chief


Jessica Hoar, animal rights activist

“I love her account The Tree Kisser because it’s a mix of beautiful food, actionable steps, and adorable animal photos mixed with her bubbly, optimistic personality. Animal rights can feel very heavy and serious (which, it is!) and I always feel inspired by her compassionate approach. I hope to meet her in person some day!”

– Sica Schmitz, Fashion Editor


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