Instagram offers a unique opportunity for creators, influencers and activists to share their work and campaign for issues that they care about. For our generation, it has become a crucial place to learn more about the world and stay informed, whether that’s on social issues or celebrity news. With this in mind, I have chosen ten instagram accounts that I really enjoy following and would love to share with you.
I’m obsessed with these stunning ladies and their heavenly music! “Ungodly hour” has been my go-to lockdown album and I’m in love with their VMAs performance, check it out here: https://youtu.be/OwZ_hodT5CA
Kinsale Hueston is a Navajo poet and activist for both indigenous rights and climate justice. She is also the founder of the Changing Womxn Collective, “a digital literary platform that exists to uplift the marginalised voices of women, femmes, and nonbinary people of color,” discover more here: https://changingwomxncollective.org/index
Hailed by Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the World on the Internet, Shaun King is a journalist, organiser and civil rights activist focusing on law enforcement misconduct and supporting families “impacted by police brutality, white supremacy, and mass incarceration.” He is the co-founder of the “Grassroots Law Project” and has a daily podcast, named “The Breakdown with Shaun King,” which is on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
As a massive fan of cinema and filmmaking, this account is perfect for edits, recommendations and industry news
Jade Bowler is a studytuber and influencer with a lovely bubbly personality. Her Instagram captions often contain uplifting bits of wisdom and cute life updates. Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-uObu-mfafJyxxZFEwbvQ
Whatshotblog is a travel bookstagram that features recommendations for books, bookshops and places to visit – all with a beautiful aesthetics! It is linked to an award-winning blog that is well worth a look at: https://whatshotblog.com
Venetia Falconer is a sustainable fashion and brand accountability activist who has also created a podcast series, called “Talking Tastebuds,” about food, wellbeing and conscious living – which can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
This account is fantastic for climate updates: from explaining statistics for problems widely covered by the media, such as wildfires, to sharing more specific new scientific research, it is an extremely valuable resource
Leonie is a German fashion influencer and she is one of my favourite influencers because her account combines both travel and high fashion, including amazing street-style showcased during various fashion weeks
The best of comedy on Netflix, this account feature clips and stills from stand-up specials as well as films and TV series
Written by Katie Rennie
Katie is a Modern Languages student who loves movies and baking. Both her Twitter and Instagram are @mairikatie and she likes to write about personal development, culture, and social issues