Top Eleven Famous or not-famous but worthwhile feeds sharing worthwhile stuff.
Who’s your favorite account or human to follow on Instagram, who is famous or not-at-all famous and deserves more fans via Elephant readers? Share your suggestions, big or small, in comments.
My list’s criteria isn’t about big or small—you’ll see some of both—but rather it’s about folks who aren’t self-obsessed, with feeds full of photos of themselves…and instead are devoted to sharing a rich mix of life-is-beautiful and good causes that deserve attention and awareness.
I’ll share one Insta via each, with why I recommend ’em. Follow away! Let’s make Instagram about caring, not merely selfies (which aren’t all bad, we just want some balance).
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Okay, let’s get to it! Elephant’s top 11 Favorite Accounts to follow dans l’Instagramland:
Okay this lady is hilarious, sending up ridiculous models and ridiculous ideas of beauty in the funnest possible way, instead of being an aggressive jerkface about it. Click to follow.
I love this lady’s art. Get yerself one for your pooch.
Lots of NEW painting commissions uploaded to my site this morning✌️ Thanks again for all the support Go. Check them. All out… Www.paperhounds.com ALONG with the photos I worked from on my Facebook page ?? #paperhounds #paperhoundstweet #dogsofinstagram #dogart #oman #muscat #scottishartist #petportraitartist #dogportraitartist #petportraits #dogportraits #painting #scottishpainter #scottishartist #pet #dogartist
She shares food traditions with care and love and a beautiful eye without being all pretentious about it. Peggy! She deserves 3 million followers, but has 3,000.
It’s like traveling to Paris for free and suddenly being more intellectual and smoking without the cancer and falling in love and paying for it.
This is what I’m talking about! Gorgeous powerful important: “We have such a wonderful team. We are integrating a mindful life perspective and innovation into humanitarian work.”
“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi Taking this quote to heart thinking of our friends and teams working to build and innovate in Uganda and across the globe. We can do it – with your help! ?? #OneWorld #OneFamily #OneLight #Uganda #Innovate
The OG! A powerful force for, well, everything. Lots of photos of her sweet self of course, but raw honesty, self-awareness, humor, and activism in the mix.
Beautiful, and moving, and important, and beautiful:
These brothers have started a movement, or two—and created a mindful living in the process. What Elephant Academy is all about.
What fame should be all about—using it to leverage our greater good, instead of being self-obsessed.
Inspiring, and yummy, and vegan. Low-impact farming and animal rehabilitation sanctuary at the foothills of the Himalayas. Thanks to my Academy colleague Sukriti, I’ve enjoyed their nut butter, nomnom!
Mother-Daughter Combo : Diva arrived at Peepal Farm with a sever maggot-infested wound in her udder. A few months later, she gave birth to Chandani! Chandani has found a home, but no one wants Diva because she is "damaged goods". : : : #cowsofinstagram #cowsarecool #cows #farmlife #countrylife #vegansofinstagram #farmsanctuary #animalrights #animalliberation #magnificenthp #India #cowswithguns #cowboy
The whole feed is beautiful, important, and inspiring, and real. This:
Paulette Blanchard (Absentee Shawnee/Si-Wi-Nwi), MA in Geography and Environmental Sustainability (University of Oklahoma), is a researcher and activist whose work addresses the challenges Indigenous peoples face in relation to climate change/climate justice. . . “My great grandmother explained to me that we have been in a men's cycle too long. Eventually the women cycle will come through. When men are in charge, oftentimes there is war or times of conflict. But when the women cycle comes in it is the nurturing and the rebuilding times. . She was 95 when she told me these things. . She warned me that the transition is happening. Women are taking on that responsibility again. So if you, just for a moment, look around and see who are leading these environmental movements like #idlenomore and #nodapl, you know its the youth and the women. . Why is that? It's because our men have been beat down for so long, you know they're sick too. And as long as our women are strong…we're not dead. . My grandma used to say, as long as you can twitch, the vultures won't pick your eyes out. That makes sense. As long as you're moving, even if you feel like you're completely dead, if you twitch they can't start eatin ya.” . #project562 #shawnee
Bonus round: (many of these videos via Elephant Academy):