Video by @paulrabil when he was 12 years old, paul rabil’s (@paulrabil ) neighbor handed him a lacrosse stick. “i remember playing in my first game and taking my first shot,” says the american lacrosse player, who grew up in maryland and now plays professionally for new york and team usa. “i wasn’t any good, and the ball traveled in the opposite direction of where i was aiming. i remember feeling upset, but also invigorated by the challenge to improve.” now 32, “a year younger than lebron james,” he notes, paul’s passion never left. “hard work is defined by effort and endurance. the latter is the most difficult,” he says. “to be able to stay motivated, put in hours of training, make daily sacrifices and truly be passionate about what you do is rare. if you have it, go all in, and be prepared to commit years of your life to the journey.” check out our story to join paul on the field.
Photo by @weekend_wanderlust_ “whp🦄 inspired me to think outside the box,” says izzy berger (@weekend_wanderlust_ ), who spotted this flock of flying birds in the reflection of a puddle. “unicorns are usually associated with bright colors, but i wanted to maintain my photo style. when i saw this bird formation, i thought it would make a great unicorn horn. the rest was down to a lot of patience and good timing!”
Photo by @aravisdolmenna at home in england, aravis dolmenna (@aravisdolmenna ) turned lunchtime prep into her #whp🦄 submission. “i like to use the ordinary, everyday items around me to make unexpected pictures,” says arvis. “this allowed me to really use my imagination.” 🥕 follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @mmeyers76 a spectacularly pink arizona sunset is made even better with the addition of steve, a stuffed unicorn that mike meyers (@mmeyers76 ) bought at the start of a road trip. “i have no idea what compelled me to buy steve,” he writes in the caption of his #whp🦄 submission, “but he seems all right with it all, especially if we keep taking him to places like this.”
Video by @stirandstyle an appetite for entrepreneurship (and noodles) led june quan to transform a career in entertainment law into @stirandstyle – a personal brand dedicated to sharing her love of eating. leaving work that she loved “was the toughest decision of my entire life,” but june is enjoying the journey. “i’ve had fun finding my own voice in the food scene and i use my law degree every single day,” she says. in addition to co-owning three restaurant stands at smorgasburg in la, june is adding her own flavor to the food blogging scene by enjoying larger-than-life eats on camera to educate her audience about lesser-known eateries that are worth the trip. “being a restaurant owner too, i definitely support local businesses. i want to spotlight the restaurants that are affordable, and good, and easy, and casual.”
Featured photo by @studiomucci celebrate the uniqueness and style of unicorns for this weekend hashtag project: #whp🦄 capture your real-life unicorns, the individuals that really stand out. with an action-packed #boomerang or playful portrait of a friend (humans and animals both work), show us their true personality. look for light and colors that pop. an everyday place can transform into a magical location with the addition of a single light beam spilling into a dark room or an orange boat that jumps out against a blue sea. focus on the little things. get close to capture special details of a new hair style or handcrafted origami. include the written details in your caption, too. project rules: please add the #whp🦄 hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.