15 Black Creators To Follow And Have On Your Radar

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In the social media world, it’s no secret that some of the most successful influencers with the largest followings are predominately white. The racism that people of colour in the U.S, here in Canada, and around the world face isn’t new and has sadly been happening for centuries, but the time for it to end is now. In an effort to amplify their voices, we have chosen to share 15 black creators that you should be following if you aren’t already.

@ChrissyFord

Former Harper’s Bazaar editor Chrissy is not only outspoken on important issues, but her fashion content and real-life advice will be a welcome addition to your timelines. Her recent IGTV video has gone viral and it’s incredibly informative for folks who don’t know where to start when it comes to racial injustice.

@SashaExeter

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My child is bi-racial. For those new to my account, Maxwell’s father is white. We’re separated, but chat every single day. This morning when I expressed I was tired and emotionally drained, he innocently said, “I feel like you’re always feeling that way!” – quite frankly, he is not wrong. This week though was exceptionally difficult after being called a N_____ in front of my child and all the emotional unpacking I shared on my stories with y’all earlier this week in light of all that is going on. But as a Black woman, I’ve been exhausted for 40 years…⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Why? Because I have always had to work 3 times harder than my counterparts to get in the “room”, to get that job, to get campaigns, to get the money I deserve. I grew up in predominate white neighbourhoods, played tennis, a very white sport that earned me a scholarship to a very white university…until I transferred to Howard University, but until that transfer, I had usually been the only black in the room and I had to work my ass off to get there. It. Is. A. Lot. It is draining.⁣ ⁣ I now have a daughter that is half white…but to the world she is considered black. And let me tell you something, when I got pregnant this last time (I had a miscarriage before Max) I hoped and prayed it was going to be a girl. Not for the superficial reasons you may think, but simply because I feared having to raise a black boy in today’s society. I knew after that boy turned a certain age, I would live paralyzed in fear for his safety every time he left the house. I felt more comfortable raising a girl after my own life experiences.⁣ ⁣ I say all of this just to explain to those who may not understand why shit hit the fan this week. It’s become too much to watch non-black folks we consider friends, peers, clients turn a blind eye and stay silent about what is gong on. Combined with a global pandemic…OVERWHELMING. There has been a major shift this week, but we still have so far to go. I am filled with pride watching those of you who are now speaking up and checking their privilege at the door. And for those who still cannot find a place in your heart to help make a difference…I cannot make a place for you in my life.

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Toronto based influencer Sasha isn’t shy when it comes to talking about important issues. In addition to her fitness inspo, countless fab outfits, and real-life content, this strong mama is a force and should definitely be on your radar.

@MyVoguishDiaries

Medge, aka MyVoguishDiaries, is another TO-based mama of colour to know and follow. Her stunning IG content is worthy of a follow on its own but start reading her blog for all of the outfit inspiration, beauty tips, and more!

@ItsMeKellieB

If you thought plus-size fashion couldn’t be fierce, then allow Kellie to prove you oh-so-wrong. This LA-based influencer doesn’t shy away from colour, bold prints, or sharing important messages with the community.

@Afiya.Francisco

Another Toronto based creator to know about is Afiya and if she looks super familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen her slaying on Your Morning, Breakfast Television, and more. This mama of three is a wealth of knowledge and trust us — you’ll be glad you pressed ‘follow!’

@TorontoShay

Boss babe Shannae of @TorontoShay is known for not only her killer outfits but her real-life mama content. This mom of one is keeping it real on her IG feed and we love that she continues to share and amplify important messages.

@ElaishaJade

Mental health advocate and meditation leader Elaisha should definitely be on your must-follow list. Her honesty, realness, and style will captivate you and have you double-tapping in no time!

@EatFamous

Hungry? Good! Head on over to EatFamous, aka Ryan Hinkson’s page for all the food porn. This TO based page is sharing all the tasty eats that Toronto has to offer as well as important messages about standing up and with the black community.

@StyledByKemi

Fashion blogger and stylist Kemi is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does she run a successful style consulting business, but this mama also offers beauty tricks, lifestyle tips, and so much more.

@Donte.Colley

You’ve probably seen Donte’s empowering and fun dance videos on Instagram and we admit we can’t get enough. These days, Donte has been leading in the fight against racial injustice and we couldn’t more proud of him and the work he’s doing.

@ColorMeCourtney

Brightening up our day is Courtney of @ColorMeCourtney and let us tell you, her feed is anything but dull. This NYC-based influencer calls herself the Color Queen and after one glance at her photos, you’ll understand why.

@HannahBronfman

Fitness and wellness guru Hannah Bronfman is no stranger to the IG scene. In addition to being a renowned DJ, Hannah also runs HBFit, a site dedicated to all things health, beauty, and fitness.

@Tosha_Eason

If you’re all about minimalism, then hop on over to Tosha’s IG where you’ll find calming neutrals as well as all the fashion and beauty inspiration that your heart desires.

@MissLionHunter

Halifax-based Musemo of @MissLionHunter will certainly be a welcome addition to your IG timeline. Between Musemo’s use of graphic prints, bright colours, and effortless beauty, you’ll be glad you followed!

@MyCurvesndCurls

Toronto-based babe and mama to three boys, Assa isn’t playing around when it comes to style and educating her community. With a smile as bright as the sun and a spirit to match, this is definitely an account to have on your radar!

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