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Photos by @malikesidibe
“Being from Africa and moving to New York City, I feel like there’s so much inspiration everywhere. I spend half my time walking down the street just looking around,” says 20-year-old photography student Malike Sidibe (@malikesidibe). “When I’m creating, I try to go out of my comfort zone. Do something I’ve never done just to see where it takes me.” At 13, Malike moved from a strict household in Guinea to the US, without speaking a word of English. “When I first moved, I never knew that I was interested in becoming a photographer, but it was something I’ve always appreciated,” says Malike. “My dad wants me to be a cab driver, but I’ve decided to follow my dream of becoming a fashion photographer instead. I feel like my whole goal is to show my little brothers: don’t be afraid to try anything you want. You have the freedom to do so.” #WhereIComeFrom
Watch our story to see more of Malike’s portrait photography.
Photo by @j_kreiss
Jared Kreiss (@j_kreiss ) ran down to the beach to take this photo of a surfer and his beloved pup heading toward the waves. “Cherish all moments,” says Jared. “There is so much to be thankful for.” #WHPthankful
Photo by @nathparisfood
Thankful for this autumn bounty. 🍁 #WHPthankful
Photo by @minmohd
Photographer Min Mohd (@minmohd) captured a rare occasion: all four of her children together. “It’s really easy to focus on the negative, but I want to train my heart and eyes to see and feel the good in everything,” she says. “#WHPthankful inspired me to slowly look around and see what is really important in life.”
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Video by @bosunthefrenchie
Eeek! No, no... hello, world! 😱 It’s time for #WeeklyFluff. Hailing from New York City, Bosun (@bosunthefrenchie) loves to hang with his humans, take in the sights and break in new toys. And as you can see from this video, it’s easy to relate to this 2-year-old Frenchie.
Follow @bosunthefrenchie to make sure you never miss out on this pup’s adventures.
Photo by @pilotmaria
Taking in the sunrise from high above the clouds, pilot Maria Pettersson (@pilotmaria) gives thanks for the beautiful Earth below her. #WHPthankful
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In Warsaw, Poland, is thankful for books. “I have experienced hundreds of adventures, met amazing people and visited the most distant places,” she writes in her caption. #WHPthankful
Photo by @turtledove.a
“So grateful that they found each other,” writes Turtle Williams (@turtledove.a) of a young girl and her four-legged friend. 🐶
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPthankful.
Photo by @laura_makeup
Whether it’s a hairstyle or a new palette, beauty vlogger Laura Sanchez (@laura_makeup) isn’t afraid to experiment with color. “I love that you can express different emotions through different colors,” says the 25-year-old from Colombia, who now lives in Los Angeles. “At the end of the day, makeup comes off. And it doesn’t hurt trying new things. You might just like it.”
Watch Laura apply a new look. Her tutorial is on our Instagram story right now. 💕
On our story: yo-yo champion Thawhir Iqbal (@thawhir) — and his friends Ian (@iansorandom) and Marcus (@marcusk0h) — show off their skills in Singapore. 🌀 “Apart from winning competitions, the best part of yo-yoing is to be able to make friends and connections with other people who share the same passion as me worldwide,” says 19-year-old Thawhir, who is a six-time Singapore national champion. “I do love to share my passion to non-yo-yo players whenever they ask about it. It makes me happy when I see the amazement on their faces when I showcase to them what modern yo-yoing looks like.”
Photo by @kaji_nori06
In Japan, it’s the season for rainy days and yellow ginkgo leaves. #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @raffsoares
Like two peas in a pod. 👭 #TheWeekOnInstagram