There’s no denying that Instagram has turned the universe we share into a you-centred universe, or you-niverse. The social media platform has become a space where anyone and everyone can weave together stories circled around their lives and their individual interests, all through a few swipes of the smartphone.

While the photo-based media platform is peachy for showcasing one’s identity, as for us ladies, the overwhelming demand in following the modern day beauty standards of a women — think Kylie Jenner or the Kardashian’s beauty trends – can sometimes tire us out completely. So in order to boost up your confidence, we’ve curated a list of our favourite Thai female artists and illustrators who empower women on Instagram. Whether you’re looking for a female idol for a confidence boost or just want some fun-filled feminist art to look at, these artworks and Insta-feeds will be a form of eye candy to give you some daily inspiration and spark an inner monologue to maybe challenge society’s gender norms.

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@lilylockwooood

Lilylockwooood’s colourful illustrations always set up this one-of-a-kind charm that varies with every woman. Boasting such a wide range of female characters – each with their own story and message – her Instagram page is brimming with artwork that is guaranteed to make you chuckle and also boost up your self-love in a comic-book style.

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@i.peach.you.a.lot

I.peach.you.a.lot’s Instagram is an awe-inspiring mix of her own art designs and reposts of movies, fashion, and anything that’s on trend or of interest to her. She’s quite the storyteller. Her arts boasts inspirational quotes gathered from books and films to inspire those who see and read her work. Those hankering for diverse illustration designs, Instagram is the place to follow her.

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@jeepjeep

Jeepjeep is more than just a stellar designer and an illustrator; her artwork, as seen in her feed really speak for itself, with messages that women shall — and can — live a gender-myths-free life according to what she wants and needs. As a founder of The Factory Studio & Arthouse, she’s always up to new artistic inventions too. Therefore, her feed grants us a sneak peek into the world of an artist slash business savvy female who has a strong sense of identity.

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@mamolism

Comic book fans, you’ll be delighted with this one. The Bangkok-based illustrator and letterer, Mamolism will pleasantly enliven your mood with her skills in turning strangers, star-studded celebrities, fashionistas and the female psyche found in a girl’s life into cartoon characters, doodles, and one-picture stories. Showcasing women in all shapes and forms, all thoughts and deeds, her page embraces a femininity that will make you giggle at the nature of women while simultaneously empowering women.

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@wanisssa

Wannisssa is a talented, Bangkok-born lettering artist that is all about promoting self-love and self-confidence from the fragments of her own inner monologue that everyone – including men – can relate to. Her calligraphy is more than just hand lettering-focused art, but it’s also an expressive writing that encourages the audience towards self-care.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.