Like all good things, too much of Instagram can get messy. But when you’re following the right people, Instagram is good for the soul. Aside from tagging your friends in the “that’s us” memes and screenshots of the exact texts you sent last night–some Instagram accounts make a sore thumb worth it.
Warning: these ladies might put your selfies and brunch plates to shame.
6 Instagram Accounts
You Need to Follow
Kimee is my cousin and spirit animal. She’s not listed first because we’re related. Search the hashtag #TravelWithKimee on Instagram, and see for yourself. You’ll leave hungry or ready to begin the search for your next vacation.
That one time she made a wall look cool.
Or that time one time I almost broke my phone when this picture popped up on my feed.
Or this casual photo in front of the Great Pyramid.
I love afros and alcohol, so naturally, I love Johnny and Taneka. I can’t imagine life without a boozy bestie. (Or just a bestie to go on sober adventures with, for you non-drinkers.)
Who doesn’t love a pair of sister-friends?
…who doesn’t love a pair of sister-friends who work and play together?
…who doesn’t love a pair of sister-friends who work and play together with delicious cocktails?
We get some much joy from serving our craft cocktail creations. Over 100 Peninsula Tea cocktails featuring @fireflydistillery @drinkbittermilk and those Gullah Palmetto Roses. #CharlestonPride #cocktailbandits #southernlibationist #craftcocktails #palmettorose #lemon #straws #atlantafoodandwine #AFWF16 #tea #teacocktail #firefly #sweettea #sweetteacocktail #curlyladies #curlyladieswhotalkcocktailsdaily #mint #bar #barbabe @atlfoodandwine @fireflyspirits
A photo posted by Johnny & Neka (@cocktailbandits) on
I came to Alex’s account because I kept seeing her quotes reposted everywhere, but I stayed because her name is Alexandra and her pictures were poppin’.
…her mini makes my ovaries do the wobble.
…her quotes are real #LifeGoals.
…and well, this.
Insta-Me in my head
A chakra-balancing activist after my own heart.
I’m (still) listening to this book on Audible.
I live for a good, spiritual self-help quote and picture combo.
She’s the 2 things I try to be: spiritual + social.
…and it’s not because she’s Bae-Yoncé’s sister. Solange used to annoy me. I didn’t know 1 “little known fact” about her, but she had the fame I wanted as a jealous middle schooler. Now I’m convinced she’s one of my soulmates.
Her love for New Orleans feeds my love for New Orleans.
tHis famous #blackgirlmagic post.
There’s a secret language between black girls destined to move mountains and cross rivers when the world sometimes tells you to belong to the valleys that surround you. You learn it very young, and it has no words, but you hear it and see it all around you. You sense it when you walk into rooms, your hair elevated with every exalted coil, your sway a little too swift, and your shoulders a little too proud. You feel it like a rhythm you can’t shake if you even dared to quiet the sounds around you. Amandla (@amandlastenberg) knows it all too well.
A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on
Her growth is magical and admirable.
.don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life. Ps: About to take a note from Paris Hilton and have 4 parties.
Are you following any of these dope women on Instagram? Who are your favorite people to follow?