Sure, this year was terrible for basically everyone (well, except Taylor Swift, apparently). However, instead of wallowing in your misery, spend the last few days of 2017 doing something good for yourself: blocking and deleting everyone who made you feel like shit in the past year, and bringing in new positive vibes into your feed.

From the must-follows to the up-and-comers, these are the 12 people you need to add to your Instagram follows ASAP.


Michelle Elman of @scarrednotscared is a body-positive activist, speaker, and soon-to-be author. Follow Elman for discussions on differently abled bodies, plus-size bodies, and a heavy dose of self-love.


Lascano is basically the living, breathing love child of rose gold and Kira Kira. Be sure to follow the beauty for plenty of style inspiration and highlight game that's so blinding, it's probably visible from the moon.


Nadia Aboulhosn might already secretly be a Kardashian, and it's no surprise the model-slash-designer has such a huge following already. If you follow Aboulhosn, you'll be sure to get plenty of style cues, especially if you're into her athleisure-meets-boss-bitch vibe.


This plus-size model has made clapping back at haters an actual art form. Follow her before Sports Illustrated makes her a household name — you'll get all the cool points.


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Sirokai has copied Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid's most famous shoots to prove that plus-size women aren't just sexy, they can be high fashion, too. Follow her for her endless body love.


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The blogger and author is vocal about mental health, being plus-size, and body positivity as whole. Follow her for her real talk, stalk her feed for the serious style inspo.


Thorpe's feed is filled with plenty of style, lifestyle, and beauty. Follow her for her megawatt smile and travel snaps.


This model keeps it real when it comes to the "real women have curves" debate (spoiler alert, women with or without curves are real).

Follow for the stunning photos, stay for the clapbacks. This one is a favorite.


Melissa Gibson is a literal scholar when it comes to body positivity — she wrote her master's thesis on it! Follow her for not only a serious education, but for mirror selfies and plenty of discussions.


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Follow O'Brien not just for her impeccable fashion taste, but for her ability to make glitter ANYTHING look flawless. I guess that shouldn't come as a surprise, given her handle.


Stephanie Yeboah not only has personal style like I could only dream of, but she's also the queen of reminding yourself to always celebrate your body. Follow for plenty of bright colors and prints.


If you haven't been following Sonny Turner, you haven't been paying attention.

The model isn't just a major force for beauty and fashion inspiration; she's extremely vocal about less-talked about body image qualms like saggy boobs and the difference between "summer bodies" and every-other-time-of-the-year bodies.

Keep your eyes peeled for Turner — with her current portfolio, you won't be able to look away.