WOMEN
10/26/2015 11:07 am ET Updated Oct 26, 2015

28 Badass Women You Should Be Following On Instagram

Time for a follow spree!

A new initiative from Instagram will highlight women who are using the platform to tell  their inspiring stories  -- and challenging gender roles along the way.

Instagram's #MyStory initiative will launch with a photo exhibit featuring 28 women shattering stereotypes and using their voices on the platform in a positive way. The women being highlighted include model Tess Holliday, who promotes body positivity on Instagram, female firefighter Alli Meade, and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the woman behind the anti-street harassment campaign Stop Telling Women To Smile. The exhibit, which was curated by journalist Jessica Bennett, will be presented in Los Angeles on Oct. 26 at an event hosted by actress Rowan Blanchard and Instagram COO Marne Levine.

Blanchard, who has used Instagram to encourage intersectionality in feminism and raise awareness about campus sexual assault, stressed the importance of women sharing their stories.

 "My Instagram is my platform to share and spread creativity and individuality," she told The Huffington Post. "I use it to tell my story and also to be inspired by others. I am especially excited that Instagram is highlighting women's voices and letting people know they have stories that need to be heard."

No woman's story is the same, but they are all worth hearing. Below are the 28 game-changing women featured in the #MyStory exhibit:

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