These days Instagram is our favorite social media platform. If you’re a parent activist, Instagram is a great place to have conversations, to lift up stories and to mobilize to make change. There are people talking about all the things we parent activists are concerned about: climate change, gun control, voting rights, education, and more!


Here are some Instagram Accounts for Parent Activists That We Love

(and you’ll love to!):

Clean Air Moms – @cleanairmoms

This account, by Moms Clean Air Force, will most likely make you uncomfortable. It will make you question things that you did you whole life, like eating meat (see below) and drink milk. It will push you out of your comfort zone and make you think about the changes you should be making to lead a greener, cleaner, more environmentally-friendly life. It will also remind you, that climate change is real, and that we need to be politically engaged and active to save our planet.



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“Global meat production has dropped by 3 percent in 2020, going from an estimated 339 million tons in 2019 to 333 million this year. That’s the largest dip in at least 20 years for meat producers, and while some of that can be attributed to supply chain and production deficiencies from COVID-19, a growing body of data shows people may slowly be turning away from meat. And in the case of beef, that’s good news for the climate. In data collected by Bloomberg from a Poore and Nemecek report, beef contributes roughly 60 kilograms of CO2 to the environment for every kilogram of product produced. For example, if a steer with a weight of 450 kilograms produces 200 kilograms of retail cuts at slaughter, that steer and the processes required from birth to retail cuts contributes roughly 12,000 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere. Compare that to pork and chicken, which produce just 7 and 6 kilograms of CO2 per kilogram of product, respectively. The high amount of land needed for farms and other uses for the production of beef is what contributes the most to high CO2 concentrations. Farm and land use for beef is about 14 times higher than that of pork and chicken. Many analysts predict beef production has reached its peak, with chicken, pork and now lab-grown and plant-based meats poised to capture a considerable chunk of market share in the coming years. Substituting beef with these alternative meats is expected to reduce CO2 concentrations by a considerable margin.” #climatechange #ClimateEmergency #GlobalHeating

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The Conscious Kid – @theconsciouskid

Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens. Diverse #OwnVoices Books. Black and Brown Owned. COVID-19 #RENTRELIEF For Families

Curious Parenting – @curious.parenting

Curious Parenting may seem like an odd choice for this list, but hear us out: when you’re a parent who believes in social justice, it has to start at home. You have to unlearn biases and parenting actions that you may have learned from your parents, which may not go with the kind of parent you want to be. That’s why we love Curious Parenting’s Instagram page. It gives tips on helping us be more understanding, patient, open and inclusive parents. This will of course, help us be better activists.



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It is a basic human right to have control over what happens to our own bodies. Often, adults who strongly agree with this statement somehow miss the mark when it comes to young children.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ We want to raise adults who:⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⭐ Feel comfortable communicating about what does and doesn’t work for them⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⭐ Know that consent is given, and can be taken back at any point ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⭐ Understand that people get to be in charge of their own bodies⁣⁣ ⭐ Listen right away when someone says “stop” or “don’t”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ You can’t respect other people’s boundaries if yours have not been respected. You can’t set boundaries if you haven’t seen them modeled.⁣⁣ ⁣ Want more? Join us on Patreon and get access to our (new!) three-page guide, “Consent Matters Every Day.” It’s full of suggestions for supporting bodily autonomy when you…really need to get stuff done. How can you respectfully change a child’s diaper or wrangle them into a carseat when they’re screaming “no”? We made this guide to help.⁣ ⁣ If you could use this guide but have limited access to financial resources, please email us (no questions or explanations necessary! We trust you know what you need.) ⁣ Follow @curious.parenting for more on raising liberated, compassionate kids 🌈⁣⁣

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The Equal Justice Initiative – @eji_org

You may have heard of the Equal Justice Initiative when you saw the film “Just Mercy” which is about its director, Bryan Stevenson’s life. EJI is an organization based in Montgomery, Alabama fighting for the wrongfully accused and ending mass incarceration and capital punishment. They have a powerful calendar that shows you the lynchings and other racial injustices that have occurred every single day of the year in history.



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Families Belong Together – @fam2gether

Families Belong Together brings awareness on the devastation of family detention and separation, and remind us that families belong together, and that this nation is a nation that needs immigrants and where immigrants contribute so much to our economy.


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Immigrants make our lives better. Period. Share your stories of your families and communities in the replies.

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Jessica Yellin – @jessicayellin 

As parents who are usually overworked, tired and don’t have a moment of peace, who has time for all the FLUFF in news? Well, if you want #NEWSNOTNOISE, you have to follow Jessica Yellin! Jessica is a former White House Correspondent and delivers the news in a way that is easy to understand and has what you need to know to be up to date on the news, with no ads and no bull.


Latinas En Activism – @latinasenactivism 

It’s activism with a Latina angle. This page is visually stunning! You’ll want to share all its content! They are dedicated to elevating the voices of BIPOC and we are all for it. You don’t have to be Latina, Latino or Latinx to follow this account, you just have to be willing to learn about these communities and want to use your voice to take a stand and support our struggles.

Moms Demand Action – @momsdemand

One of the most pressing issues of our times as parents is gun violence. I will never forget the first day I was in my son’s school when I heard them do “active shooter drills.” I cried thinking that children as young as 3 and 4 are taught to do this. It is an issue that is a problem only in the United States, and it is clear we need better legislation so guns do not fall in the hands of the wrong people, so that we don’t lose people to senseless violence when they go to school, or movie theaters or concerts. You should be following Moms Demand Action if you want to fight for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence.

MomsRising – @MomsRising 

MomsRising is an online community and national advocacy organization that works to improve the lives of women, children and families all around the country, focusing on issues like paid leave, racial justice, immigration, maternal justice, early learning, voting and so much more. You can learn more about MomsRising here. 


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As parents we know it can be hard to find creative and age appropriate ways to discuss social justice and all the uncertainty in the world with our children.⠀ Finding quality material to engage your kids in social activism, voting and other social justice issues can be overwhelming, and daunting especially if you’re unsure of where or how to start.⠀ Most of us were not raised with age appropriate books on the electoral college, the process of voting or even who can vote! Fortunately we have the power to change that with our own children.⠀ We thought it was high time we made a list of books to share with kids of all ages!⠀ ⠀ With distance learning, children are more tuned in to their parents conversations as we are all at home. Why not shake up the curriculum with some new books on subjects we may not be well versed in that allows our children to learn beyond the “required reading”.⠀ ⠀ Check out our latest blog: Books for Raising Voters, Advocates, Activists and Future Presidents. Our staffed helped us compile a list of their favorite books but we want to hear from you too! What books are you reading or have read with or to your children? Let us know in the comments!n ⠀ ⠀ #KidsRising #MomsRising⠀ #MomsReading #KidsReading #RaisingAdvocatesAndActivists

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Mona Chalabi – @monachalabi

Mona is a writer and an illustrator. Through her illustrations she sheds light on current events and social justice issues.



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Some back of the envelope calculations ✉️✉️✉️ In Florida, 600,000 more Democrats have requested mail ballots than Republicans (as of last week). In an interview with Fox news, Trump admitted that he opposed additional funding to the USPS because he was trying to restrict voting by mail. The truth is, I don’t know if this is just another scare tactic or a distraction (he is going to attempt to distract us a lot). These are such simplistic calculations that assume zero mail in votes are counted and that people don’t choose other methods of voting instead. But if 2016 has taught us anything, it should be to prepare for the worst instead of hoping for the best. All the guidance at the end comes from @rallyandrise. ps the USPS is an essential service that should be saved regardless of what happens between now and November.

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Multicultural Kid Blogs – @multiculturalkidblogs

Multicultural Kid Blogs is an international community of bloggers committed to raising world citizens. Parents who write on the site, are bloggers from all over the world. They write about raising multicultural kids and bilingual kids, travel with kids, activities and recipes from around the world. They also talk about how to celebrate diversity and cultures from all over the world, and how to raise anti-racist kids.


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Learning another language is a great way to learn about other cultures! Here are some of our favorite Black #bilingual & even #trilingual parents and educators, promoting language learning! Who would you add to this list? Don’t forget to use our hashtag #mkbkids so we won’t miss your posts! #blackbloggers #blackinfluencers #blackeducators #blacklivesmatter #blm #amplifymelanatedvoices #amplifyblackvoices #bilingualeducation #fortheculture #antiracisteducation #learningalanguage #languagelover #blinguallearning #bilingualkids #trilingualkids #bilingualparenting #afrolatina #afrolatinx #afrolatino #spanish #learnspanish #asl #expatlife #japanese #learnjapanese #multilingual #multiculturalparenting Graphics @growingupguptas

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National Partnership for Women and Families – @npwf 

The NPWF fights for policies that make life better for women and families like paid leave, paid sick time and other family-friendly policies that would improve the lives of women and families in our country; they’ve been doing so for over 40 years. If you ever want to know what legislation is being discussed in your state, the NPWF website is a great source. They fight against gender and pregnancy discrimination, for reproductive rights and equal pay.

Paola Mendoza – @paolamendoza

Paola Mendoza is a mom, an immigrant rights activist, an author and a filmmaker. Paola’s feed will make you think critically about how you think about immigrants, about immigration in this country and will inspire you to want to take action.


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Happy May Day to all the workers!

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Parenting Decolonized – @prntgdcolonized

Parenting through a colonized lens is a real thing, believe it or not. Once you start looking at certain patterns and behaviors many of us grew up with, we realize that we are sometimes modeling those same colonizer mentality actions and words in our parents. That’s why I love this account, it helps us think about the way we parent so that we raise children who are truly liberated.  While this account’s description specifically says this account is meant for raising liberated Black children, I found that many Latinx and parents of other immigrant backgrounds from countries who were colonized may identify with parental behaviors and patterns described here.



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Whether you’re dealing with teenage attitudes or toddlers breaking things they shouldn’t have touched, pausing before reacting and asking yourself some questions help keep you conscious of the impact of your response, because please believe, there are natural consequences to our responses. Your response impacts how your child feels about themselves, their emotional and mental health as well as models for them how to react when upset. Do you want them to trust you with their feelings? Pausing helps with that. Do you want them to learn healthy conflict resolution and respectful communication even when upset? Pausing teaches them that. Do you want to be more respectful in the way you’re reacting to their behavior? Pausing gives you the space to connect before you correct. The basis of conscious parenting is mindfulness. Being in the moment and mindful of our emotions, mood, etc. So pause. Take a step back. Take some deep breaths, and ask yourself those questions above before you respond. If your initial response isn’t conscious, pause until it is. There’s power in the pause… #GetIntentionalChallenge #connectionbeforecorrection #consciousparenting #parentingdecolonized

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ParentsTogether Action – @parentstogetheraction

ParentsTogether Action works on all the issues we parents care about, advocating for paid leave, SNAP, housing, rent, and most recently, they did a brilliant job sounding the alarm on the harm that COVID19 is having on an entire generation of children, a generation which they call “Gen C.”

You can follow check out and sign their open letter to Congress here.

Raising Imagination – @raisingimagination

Raising Imagination is a platform created by Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft. On her Instagram account she invites us to use our imagination to think about the world we want for our kids. As a white mom, she also encourages white parents to think critically about their biases and combat their prejudice head on. Amanda’s post will inspire you to ask yourself difficult questions, and also to be a better parent.



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“Like racism and all forms of prejudice, bigotry against transgender people is a deadly carcinogen. We are pitted against each other in order to keep us from seeing each other as allies. Genuine bonds of solidarity can be forged between people who respect each others’ differences and are wiling to fight their ememy together. We are the class that does the work of the world, and can revolutionize it. We can win true liberation.” Leslie Feinberg, from Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come, 1992. . Today is the 51st anniversary of the beginning of the Stonewall uprising, three days of demonstrations led by the LGBTQ+ community, notably a Black Trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson. It was rebellion against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in the West Village of NYC, that was paramount in the modern fight for LGBTQ+ rights in America. I’m reflecting this morning on the intersections of the struggles for human rights. Rights to love who you want to love, be who you want to be, work where you want to work, worship how you’d like to worship, exist in America with your full race and ethnicity without fear of being killed or oppressed. As artist Micah Bazant said (inspired by Marsha Johnson), there is no Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us. These are not struggles, movements, and moments that I am exempt from because I’m a cisgender white woman. I am not all I might possibly be when anyone is not able to be who they are. The movement for Queer liberation today is a movement for Black Lives as there is no one more under attack than Black Trans women. So happy Pride, everyone. Love is love and Black Trans Lives Matter. Let’s imagine the day when my straight white existence has no greater access to privilege, power, access and safety than #DominiqueFells, #RiahMilton, #NinaPop, #MonikaDiamond, #Lexi, #NeulisaLucianoRuiz and more. #raisingimagination #pride #marshajohnson #blacktranslivesmatter #stonewall51 #pridewasariot #movementculture #lgbtq #parentingispolitical #loveislove #nycpride #parenting

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Revolution for Nonviolence – @revolution_for_nonviolence

Revolution for Nonviolence keeps a count of the days 45 has been in office in each post (which is a bit nerve racking TBH) but really, I always love the content they share. I find it to be inspiring, uplifting and I’m often sharing it n my stories. #R4NV content invites us to be critical of what is happening and pushes us to act for change.



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#day1266 what are you committed to do in the next 99 days to get the votes me need to end this horrific administration that is destroying the fabric our nation? Writing postcards? Convincing the youth the importance of their voting voice? Registering new voters? Donating to grassroots campaigns? Supporting @staceyabrams in #fairfight ? Are you voting by mail? WHAT ARE YOU PLANS? We need to encourage one another‼️‼️‼️SHARE BELOW – and tag and send to people who you know have influence, big and small, it all has an impact 💙🗽💙 #wethepeople #wearamask #powertothepolls #womensrights #blacklivesmatter #familiesbelong together #lgbtqrights #protecttranskids #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #nobannowall #refugeeswelcome #mybodymychoice #istandwithpp #endwhitesupremacy #takeaknee #climatechangeisreal #waterislife #supportthearts #savethenet #goptaxscam #fucktrump #reclaimingmytime #shepersisted #intersectionalfeminism #sisepuede #goodtrouble images @susanlipshutz @newyorkvonni @parentingandpolitics #r4nv

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The Riveter – @theriveterco 

The Riveter, named after Rosie the Riveter, is an online community for working women. On Instagram they share women’s history information, ways to organize and mobilize to help working women get ahead. They also have an online community you can join! For more information, click here. 


Sister Song – @sistersong_woc

When we started this podcast, we talked about reproductive rights: it only seemed natural: choosing to become a parent (or choosing to not become a parent) is an incredibly  personal decision that has become so political. Reproductive justice is at the intersection of parenting and politics, and we are proud supporters of Sister Song! This account is the official account of the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. We interviewed Monica Simpson’s Sister Song’s ED in episode 18. 


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Just stopping by to say….

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Social Justice Parenting – @socialjusticeparenting

Social Justice Parenting was created by Dr. Traci Baxley, a cultural coach for moms. Her page has tips, ideas on how to take action to bring positive change and reminds us that parenting is an act of activism.



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How overwhelmingly AWESOME is that!⁠ ⁠ Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks EVER. ⁠ ⁠ But there’s nothing that this Village of Mamas can’t accomplish–together!⁠ ⁠ Let’s continue to support each other.⁠ ⁠ Let’s continue to love each others’ children.⁠ ⁠ Let’s create a Movement of Moms who will move mountains for each others’ kids!⁠ ⁠ I support you in your parenting journey. ⁠ ⁠ I am here. ⁠ ⁠ Holding space for you. And loving your children.⁠ ⁠ Will you continue to hold space for me?⁠ ⁠ #socialjusticeparenting #parentingtips #family #momof5 #loveoverfear #intentionalparenting #radicallove #together #sociallyconciouskids #SJPVillage #ittakesavillage #transracialfamilycoach #unconditionallove #belongingadvocate⁠ ⁠

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Valarie Kaur – @valariekaur

Valarie Kaur’s IG bio says she is a “Civil Rights Lawyer, Mother, Sikh Woman Warrior.” Valarie invites us to love radically, and calls us to use love to make real change happen. Valarie’s TED Talk. “3 Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage” has been viewed over three million views.


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Spotted on a street in NYC!

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Vote In or Out Teens – @voteinoroutteens

There are two accounts, Vote in or Out, which is also worth following, and Vote In or Out Teens, which I’ve decided to add here because as parents, it’s refreshing and inspiring to see our teens, the generation that is coming up now taking a stand and using their voice.


Vote Like a Mother – @VoteLikeAMother 

If you’ve listened to the podcast, you know that we are big VLAM fans! Sara has been a guest on the podcast twice! (and I can’t wait to have her on again!) Sara created Vote Like a Mother after the 2016 election. It is a platform where she uses parenting as a lens for politics. Her stories are LIT, she will keep you informed! Vote Like a Mother is not only a platform, it is also a line of made in USA clothing and accessories (tees, totes, mugs, beanies and more!) Proceeds go to support organizations fighting for women and children like MomsRising and Moms Demand Action.


Woke Teachers – @woketeachers

We love the Woke Teachers account. It sheds light on the struggles teachers face, and also talk about how woke teachers are confronting systemic racism, white privilege and teaching their students how to think critically about what they learn. It pushes parents to think about how to interact and support teachers, and it inspires teachers to think about how their biases are perpetuating stereotypes and affecting the children in their classrooms.

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