15 Black influencers and creatives you should follow right now

Kedean Smith
·5 min read

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Photo via Instagram/nycxclothes
Photo via Instagram/nycxclothes

The recent unrest shared around the world due to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more, have been an eye-opening catalyst for important conversations regarding how to support Black people.

It has become even more apparent that to be a genuine ally, non-persons of colour (Non-POC) need to support and amplify Black voices. Black creatives and influencers alike have been using their platforms to share their experiences and challenge the digital world across mediums such as fashion, photography and wellness.

These spaces have been dominated by white influencers and creatives, and it seems brands and companies alike are taking notice. They have shared their support, and most have committed to not only diversifying their boardrooms but also their feeds.

Diversify your own feed by following 15 Black influencers and creatives with content ranging from fashion, to wellness and everything in between.


Kelsey is a writer and content creator who splits her time between New York and Johannesburg, South Africa. Her feed is a mix of wanderlust worthy photos of stunning South African sites and fashion.


Nya makes travelling with a tot not only look easy but extremely glamorous. Follow for vegan eats, travel, fashion and adorable moments between Nya and her son.


New York based Tahirah is a wellness focused creative, whose obsession with different tea blends will leave you with new natural ways to heal the faintest of headaches


Shelcy and Christy are a NYC sister duo showing us that working with your siblings can not only be fun but can result in an insanely stylish photo. The pair are also writers and post photos showcasing their closeness and fashion sense.


This Nigerian beauty takes fashionable e-girl to the next level by mixing high-end brands and funky graphics, what more is there to ask for?


Jode-Leigh is a Canadian content creator living in L.A.. She knows her fashion references and it shows, follow for curated looks, travel and content from her magazine Toned.mag.


If you’ve never heard of Lauren Ash then you’ve probably never listened to her podcast BlackGirlInOm (which is listened to by Oprah herself.) Follow for wellness, mental health advice, yoga and all-around good vibes.


In your face, melanated, body positive photos — what more can we say about the model and writer. Follow for artsy body positive photos that celebrate a body type not usually shown in fashion.


Fashion is Amanda’s middle name — she’s a self-proclaimed fashion historian and lover who lives in NYC. Wearing Prada to the local grocery store is the norm for Amanda, so follow for a double dose of fun fashion looks and knowledge.


A self-proclaimed minimalist and traveller, Devin is a #girlboss who owns her own marketing agency. Follow for elegantly written travel stories and the beautifully shot photos to match.


Fran was a part of the first wave of Youtubers to ever speak about wellness and develop natural D.I.Y. content. While she’s been inactive on YouTube, you can find her on her wildly hilarious, thought provoking and unfiltered podcast, The Friendzone, discussing wellness, pop culture, and everything in between – no topic is off limits.


Scroll through Skylar’s feed once and you will immediately want to up your travel photo game, especially the ones you take with your partner. Follow for magazine worthy photos shot in beautiful locations across the globe.


Nnenna’s feed screams one thing and one thing only: Scandi girls do it best! Her feed is a masterclass in colour blocking, the best sneakers and dress combos and accessorising like a pro.


Wellness and skincare are Abena’s forte, she even has her own brand Hanahana beauty dedicated to making natural products. Follow her Instagram for natural skincare advice and mental health tips.


Simply put, Nneka tells stories. Her feed is a visual love letter to her Nigerian heritage with the words to match. Expect bold colours, lots of travel, lots of wine and a peek into some of the most stunning boutique hotels across the globe.

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