Rupi Kaur
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Social media can be seriously toxic if you're not following empowering accounts that make you feel good. 

Following diverse women who spread positivity with a healthy dose of reality will keep you grounded in the new decade. Keep your Instagram feed filled with feminists who believe in important social justice issues. Plus, adding in some inspirational fitness or travel accounts that make you feel good about yourself and not worse is definitely important. 

There is so much good in the internet world, but also so much negativity and toxicity, so be selective about who you let in. It could affect your mental health for the better. 

Rupi Kaur's words make women feel seen and heard. 

The poet, who has two best-selling poetry books, keeps her social media feed filled with her gorgeous artwork and words. Kaur has been outspoken about women's rights, period health and awareness, and many more social justice issues. Her poetry lifts up all women, and definitely deserves a spot in your following count. 

Greta Thunberg was announced Time's person of the year, and spits facts about climate change. 

Greta Thunberg tells it like it is when it comes to climate change and environmental concerns. But she has empowered so many young people to speak up and take action. The 16-year-old is leading a revolution and is being recognized for it. 

Roxane Gay is the ultimate feminist. 

The author of Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay has been a longtime feminist and activist, so she knows what she's talking about. The poet shares important news and lifts up other women who are working toward rights for everyone. Recently, Gay spoke with Chanel Miller, who spoke out about sexual assault awareness after coming forward as the anonymous survivor in the Brock Turner rape case, on Gay's podcast Hear to Slay.

Follow Reese Witherspoon for her amazing book recommendations.

Reese Witherspoon is another powerful woman in the entertainment industry who is working to make it a more equal place for women creators and filmmakers. Witherspoon created her own production company focusing solely on women's stories by women writers, directors, producers, and starring women. Her Instagram feed is also dedicated to her book club, which usuallyincludes feminist authors. 

Jameela Jamil stands up for abortion rights on her feed. 

Jamil has been outspoken about her belief in women's right to choose. The Good Place actor uses social media as a tool to discuss issues that are important to her, and even started a separate Instagram account dedicated to telling diverse stories. The account @i_weigh is described in its header as, "I Weigh is about radical inclusivity, so that no one feels alone. Our job is to amplify, advocate, and pass the mic."

Jessamyn Stanley proves that yoga is for any and all body types. 

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga fitness influencer and body-positivity activist you need on your feed. Stanley is also a staunch cannabis legalization activist and has spoken out about its healing qualities for her. The body-positive queen isn't only practicing yoga on the 'gram. She's also a teacher and hosts classes.

Sasha DiGiulian is a woman making waves in a male-dominated sport. 

DiGiulian is breaking records as a professional rock climber and climbs in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Follow her Instagram and YouTube to be amazed at her physical abilities and daring spirit. 

Lauren Singer is living a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City. 

Feel inspired to go zero waste like this New Yorker. Singer, whose Instagram account is called Trash Is for Tossers, shares her tips for limiting waste in a big city. Singer composts and reuses just about everything, and she suggests using the Package Free Shop to get goods without the plastic packaging.