6 great Instagram accounts every progressive should follow

Social media is a great place to connect with friends, family and the causes we care about.

But our social feeds can get rather stale — even become an echo chamber — if we’re not on the lookout for new perspectives.

We’re here to help give your feeds a fresh and quick makeover! Here are 6 great Instagram accounts every progressive should add to their lists if you care about climate justice, civil rights, equality and great visual storytelling.



Devon Blow is a Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer who uses social themes and pop-art style illustrations “to inspire and empower vulnerable, marginalized, neglected and disenfranchised communities; and to celebrate cultural expression in all forms.”




The YEARS Project is dedicated to fighting climate change deniers and making climate justice the most important political, economic and social issue on the world’s agenda. The organization was a 2020 CREDO grantee and used the funding to help tell the story of climate change and the effects it is having on frontline communities, our economy, our health and our society.




Featured in Forbes, USA Today and Axios, the slacktivists use social media to explain complex news and sociopolitical issues in easy-to-understand images and infographics. If you have pressing questions about the climate crisis, the filibuster, or the pandemic, they probably have an answer.




Heather C. McGhee is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.” Her Instagram feed is filled with poignant quotes and observations covering racial and economic justice, democracy and current events.



Mabel is a sustainably-focused Illustrator and designer whose Instagram feed is filled with beautiful body-positive, queer-friendly artwork that will brighten your day as you scroll through the app. If you find a piece you particularly like, she might have it for sale on her website.




Where Love Is Illegal is a project by Witness Change, a nonprofit that uses visual storytelling to support excluded people as they reclaim their narratives and improve their lives. With each photo, @whereloveisillegal documents and shares incredible LGBTQI+ stories of survival from around the world.