Here are Instagram posts and creators who consistently put happiness into the world.
– KEYS SOULCARE
The push-pull of our relationship with the digital world and how it makes us feel (so often, not great) is relentless. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of digital bright spots abound. (Remember this little ray of sunshine who lit up Instagram last fall?) We just need to know where to look.
Read on for some of the mood-boosting posts and feeds we turn to when we need to smile while staying connected.
Tanks Good News
As promised, “positivity with a hint of humor” is exactly what you’ll find on this family-friendly feed. Tanks Good News’ stories run the gamut from rescue dog award ceremonies to small-town lemonade stands raising thousands for friends in need. | @tanksgoodnews
Each time the poet, author, and yogi pops up in our feed — with snaps from her own classes or inspirational one-liners — we are left with a more positive vision of how we want to show up in the world. | @octaviaraheem
If you’ve ever asked, “Am I capable of entertaining myself… by myself… for myself…?” With nothing more than a camera by her side, writer and content creator Tauri Janeé’s feed offers a resounding yes. Her mastery of self-timer portraits and scenes — often spliced together using multiple takes and selfie side-eyes — keeps us grinning. | @editaurial
Girls Write Now
In the wake of COVID-19, NYC’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls and gender-nonconforming youth did what you might expect: go fully digital with a roster of brilliant online workshops featuring creative legends like Jenifer Lewis, Rupi Kaur, and Kiley Reid. Even cooler is that anyone around the globe can now take part — not just teens! | @girlswritenow
Humans of New York
Assuming you weren’t hooked on this fall’s “Tattletales from Tanqueray” storyline (feel free to binge it and then continue reading), the street-style, first-person storytelling profile is a must-follow. With perspectives ranging from uplifting to wistful, we’re constantly reminded that life’s lessons and truths are way more universal than we might think. | @humansofny