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Meet Italian greyhounds Ghost and Wren (@ghost.and.wren). They’re sibling besties with some serious style.

“Ghost and Wren’s sense of style evolved out of playfulness and the necessity for clothes in Canadian winters,” says their human Shauna. “Ghost joined our home as a puppy last July, then in August of the same year we were offered her brother Wren. We knew right away it was the right choice when they were so happy to be reunited, right away squabbling and snuggling and keeping each other the best company.”

#WeeklyFluff
Reel by @ghost.and.wrenNow that’s how you play with all your heart and soul. 🎻 ❤️
Check out our story right now for things that had us moving and grooving this week.

Reel by @thatviolakid
Music by @officialsamcooke“My love of dance has helped me discover my creative side,” says 17-year-old Joshua Guerrero (@red418). “It’s a great creative outlet for me to be able to test out and explore my new ideas.”
 
Speaking of testing out new ideas, check out Superbeat — a new way to turn any reel into an immersive performance. Superbeat applies special effects to the beat of the song of your choice. 
🎶 🔥
 
Reel by @red418
Music by @iamdariusj🧟👻 🕯️
POV: You’re a zombie but no one can know 🤫
 
Reel by @alerossellm 
Music by @allisonpiercemusicA portrait of a person with elf-like ears wearing face makeup.A person taking a mirror selfie wearing a black and red torn top and a black and red skirt.The @nba season tips off today and rookie Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland (@bizzybones) is ready to make his mark. 🏀 💪 🦴
 
The 21-year-old @nuggets point guard is preparing by doing what he does best: being himself. “The best piece of advice I ever got was to keep smiling and always have fun because that’s when I’m at my best.”
 
If you want to learn about Nah’Shon’s history, look no further than his tattoos. “My tattoos tell my life story.” Today, he’s sharing his stories behind some of his favorites.
 
Reel by @bizzybones
Music by @theraybentonA person with gold and blue face and body makeup; horns appear to be coming from their head.A man and a woman sit next to each other on a couch with framed photographs behind them.The great escape.

On today’s #WeeklyFluff we are squeezing into the weekend with Morae (@morae_2020), a 1-year-old British shorthair cat who is finding his way out of a tight spot.

Video by @morae_2020A woman stands on a porch wearing a black and red top.For Malik Perry (@a1chops_leek), drums are life. “My drums represent my heartbeat,” says the 22-year-old. 🥁❤️
“I feel like without a heartbeat, everything stops. I can’t stop because of my love for drums, dance and music.”

“Without drums, I honestly couldn’t think of where I would be now. I grew up living in a rough environment. Growing up in the city of Baltimore can be hard, because there aren’t a lot of positive role models and influencers the youth can look up to.” Now Malik works with students in his community, sharing his passion for percussion. “They surprise me every day, because they now feel the same love for drums — just like me.”
#ShareBlackStories

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Music by @champagnepapi
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🪄HELLO SPOOKY SEASON 🪄⚡️⚡️⚡️ 
 
Emily Robinson’s (@emilyriboflavin) here with some witchy tricks up her sleeve. 
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Music by October Country“Music saved my life, it saved me from the streets and helped me get my family ahead,” says Daniel Esquiaqui, best known as Dekko (@soydekko).
 
“Ever since I was little, in my neighborhood we would listen to salsa, champeta, vallenato and many other genres,” says the 22-year-old artist from Barranquilla, Colombia.
 
“It’s nice to represent my city, my country, my continent and my culture,” he adds. “We have a very rich culture, a lot of talent that is reflected in our music.”
 
This #LatinxHeritageMonth, we’re turning up the volume on young artists like Dekko, who share music inspired by their home and heritage for the whole world to hear. 🎶 🌎 🎶
 
Check out our story to hear the songs that are inspiring Dekko right now.
 
Reel and music by @soydekko“I’m just trying to make songs that I wish existed and work towards a sound that feels the most like me.” —Hope Tala (@hopetala) 

“Writing songs is a huge source of strength, power and confidence for me. It shows me the benefit of being sensitive and wearing my heart on my sleeve, which helps me embrace that in my life outside of writing,” says the 23-year-old London-based singer, whose sound blends early 2000s R&B pop music, bossa nova and indie music influences. 

“I got into writing poetry as a teenager and started playing guitar around the same time, so I would adapt the poems I wrote into song lyrics, which is still a large part of my writing process to this day,” she says. “The weird time we’ve been living in has impacted me in a lot of ways, but mostly it has made me a lot more reflective and introspective — and focused on getting my priorities straight. I’m proud of making art that is special to me and that other people have connected to it as well.” 

Photo of @hopetala by @malamatula“The climate crisis is intertwined with all other socioeconomic injustices, such as racism, sexism, ableism and especially class inequality. To fight for climate justice is to fight for a world where no one is left behind.” —Mitzi Jonelle Tan (@mitzijonelle)

As an activist from the Philippines, Mitzi knows firsthand what it’s like to be at the mercy of climate change. “I grew up seeing the impacts of the climate crisis, sitting in the dark huddled with my family with no electricity because of the raging typhoon outside.”

Now she is committed to educating others about “MAPA” (Most Affected People and Areas), a term that encompasses those most disproportionately affected by climate change.

“My hope lies in the people. I know that empires have toppled down before, and so marginalized people will be victorious. Together with hundreds of thousands across the globe, I fight for a world where no one is left behind — one where people care for one another as a community, one where everyone contributes to society in the ways they can and are provided with what they need, not just to live, but to thrive.”

To hear more from Mitzi and to learn what you can do to support MAPA, head to our story now. 💙💚

Photo by @_anjdc“Style is an extension of your identity. It shows people who you are and what you like without even having a conversation.” —22-year-old fashion creator Oli Bromfield (@olibrom) 

“I have learned over the last few years to be me authentically and dress and wear whatever speaks to me regardless of others’ opinions — and that is how I would like to show up in the world,” says Oli, who lives in the UK. 

“My inspiration comes a lot from the ‘70s. I love the flared trousers, crazy prints and the overall vibe. The mix of oversized silhouettes within tailoring is something I am obsessed with. Also, color theory is something I really consider when creating my content; it brings me so much joy seeing these bright colors and even more wearing them. 

I love blurring the line between men’s and women’s fashion, as I feel like clothes are genderless — you should wear whatever makes you feel great. I really hope people see my images and think of freedom, joy and expression. I truly post what makes me feel amazing and I hope that emanates through to whoever is viewing it.” 

Reel by @olibrom 
Music by @migos🌈✨ It’s #NationalComingOutDay and creator Ren Fernández-Kim (@corpusren) has a special message for you:
 
“Today, whether you’re questioning, closeted, semi-out, coming out or already out, you are valid,” says the Los Angeles-based creator.
 
“Coming out doesn’t have to be something you share with the world if that’s not what you want, or if that’s not something you can do safely right now. That’s OK,” Ren adds. “As long as you accept and love the person you are in your heart, that’s all that matters.”
 
Check out our story right now to learn from @trevorproject and @itgetsbetter on how to have a positive coming out experience, if that’s what you decide. #ShareWithPride
 
Reel by @corpusren 
Music by @brightlightx2“Black people don’t become activists, they are born activists. In a racist society, the only way that I can achieve my goals is through fighting the system and therefore being an activist.” —Fatou Ndiaye (@fatouoficial) 

“My work focuses mainly on teenagers and young people in general and how they can take the anti-racist debate to their homes,” says the 16-year-old activist, who was born in Rio de Janeiro but lived in Senegal for half of her life. 

After experiencing online racial harassment from her former private school classmates, Fatou founded the organization Afrika Academy (@afrikaacademy) with the goal of spreading knowledge on issues relating to racism and sexism in Brazil. 

“We act in schools, in companies and we are developing online courses related to African history, culture, art and languages. 

Understanding Black history goes beyond me or the Black community. It is understanding how we organize as a society [around] social issues, such as social inequality. Making a difference starts in our communities. I believe that engaging the anti-racist debate in your community is a great start.” 

Photo of @fatouoficial by @stephievilchezAlex Goya (@alexgoyaa) can’t define his personal style easily, as his taste in fashion doesn’t discriminate. “Every day I have a new look with a different style than the day before. I feel like I can be anyone I want,” says Alex.

This season, Alex attended #ParisFashionWeek for the first time — seeing collections from designers including Balmain (@balmain), Loewe (@loewe), Thebe Magugu (@thebemagugu) and Valentino (@maisonvalentino). “I have always watched the shows through my screen, so being able to attend [in person] made me very excited,” he adds.

Check out some of Alex’s favorite moments from @parisfashionweek 👚👗🕶🌈🦋

Reel by @alexgoyaa
Music by @officialrydenWhat’s up?

On today’s #WeeklyFluff, meet Elvis (@elvisumbrella) — a 13-year-old umbrella cockatoo who is stepping up and into the weekend.

Video by @elvisumbrellaDreaming of yellows, blues and these 🔥 dance moves.

Check out our story for more things that have us grooving into the weekend.

Reel by @iamromnyaakia
Music by @ckay_yo
Choreography by @tracy.ojj“Black history is being made everywhere, shaping the world we live in and experience every day. We wouldn’t be moving toward future change without it.” —Knitwear and textiles designer Taya Francis (@tayafrancis)
 
Taya uses her craft to explore what it means to exist between two distant islands. She founded Knit & Ting (@knitandting) in 2019, which blends traditional British knitwear styles with Jamaican bootleg and DIY culture. 
 
“My grandparents are of the Windrush generation and moved to England from Jamaica,” she says. “My first experience visiting Jamaica felt like the place I had always told people I was from; it didn’t feel like the home it was supposed to be. My heritage was something I didn’t appreciate growing up but it changed into something I’m excited to keep learning about and so grateful for. Jamaica is so rich in culture, and what I most feel inspired by comes from the Jamaican/British environment I grew up in.”
 
Taya advocates for the importance of honoring and celebrating Black history in the UK. “We erase so much information and perspective without acknowledging Black history or by attempting to gloss over it. Our education system especially should focus on illustrating a balanced narrative, as there’s so much more to Black history than the standard curriculum.” #ShareBlackStories
 
Photo of @tayafrancis by @8and2Our planet is in crisis. 🌍💚
 
“For too long, we’ve been speaking about climate change as an environmental problem or a problem of nature without truly addressing that this is first and foremost a social justice issue. All of our climate storytelling should include and center voices of those disproportionately impacted, who have also been historically excluded from the conversation.” —Alice Aedy (@aliceaedy) 
 
Alice is a climate activist, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Earthrise (@earthrise.studio), a digital platform that aims to humanize the impacts of the climate crisis by giving voice to the marginalized communities that are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. And while there is endless work to be done in the fight for climate justice, Alice believes that no act is too small and no voice too little to join the movement. ✊✊
 
“In the past, I’ve felt reluctant to add my voice to the climate movement because I’m scared of being called a hypocrite. But know that none of us are perfect and we’re all complicit in the systems that govern us. So just do your best, and don’t let anyone stop you from adding your voice to the movement.”
 
Hear more from Alice on ways you can be part of the climate movement right on our story now. And check out the climate activists and organizations she's following —@ninagualinga, @lizwathuti, @climateincolour and @intersectionalenvironmentalist.
 
Reel by @aliceaedy