Instagram’s new series highlights underrepresented young people, which many times includes black people. 🙆🏽🚶🏾 ⛹🏾
On social media, we tend to display our highlight reels, often failing to capture the trials and tribulations of backstage real life. Instagram is aiming to change that with a new series called #GoingThroughIt, where each day this week on their account, they’ll be featuring a new inspiring millennial who advocates for social justice, equality, and underrepresented communities.
According to Instagram,
Teens on Instagram have truly embraced our platform as a way to share their authentic selves in a safe and comfortable space. The #GoingThroughIt series, which highlights a selection of teens who have dealt with hardships and how they are managing through it, encourages the community to rally together and uplift underrepresented causes.
You want to see how this works? Here are some inspiring creators you can check out. You can even get some ideas on how to be a social activist yourself!
- @mesopotami, an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq, writer, and the creator of the young writer platform Narratio.
- @vivnunez, a 23-year-old who, after her mother and grandmother passed away, launched @2DamnYoung, a resource for those coping with grief and loss.
- @goodgyaljj, a 22-year-old photographer with a focus on body positivity for minority groups and people of color.
As always, stay trendy! 📱