Photo by @johngreenwritesbooks author john green (@johngreenwritesbooks ) has been writing stories since he was a kid — but knows there’s still room to grow. “writing isn’t something i feel good at — it’s something i want to get better at,” says john. “i really enjoy the process of trying to find a better way to communicate thoughts and feelings and experiences using scratches on a page. it’s a source of real joy for me.” john’s most recent novel, “turtles all the way down,” tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who struggles with mental illness. “part of what has made my own mental illness challenging for me has been that i often feel extremely alone in it and isolated by it,” says john. “i hope the story helps people who are struggling with intrusive thoughts or anxiety disorders feel less alone in that.” this fall, john and his younger brother hank (@hankgreen ) performed in cities across the united states for the “turtles all the way down” book tour. watch our story to catch up with them in the san francisco bay area. 🐢
Photo illustration by @_chakmkit thanks to the magic of post-production, chak kit (@_chakmkit ) and his wife were able to take photos of their shiba inu, tachi, at different points along this spiral structure and combine them into one image. “i like the expressions of my doggy the most,” says chak. “he is really cute.” 🌀🐶 #whppetproject
Photo by @yamtails pumpkin, rocky, yam and carbon posed together just long enough for jordan tharp (@yamtails ) to capture the moment. “it shows the personality of my dogs and cats so well,” she says. “i pride myself on having such a cohesive pack of animals.” follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whppetproject.
“sirenas” (@sirenas_ ) translates to mermaids in spanish, making it the perfect name for this crew of synchronized swimmers and underwater acrobats. “we believe it is a figure that represents us,” says member giovanna bueno. “we certainly intend to make the myth of mermaids a reality with all our sweetness, charm and beautiful movements.” the sirenas have performed and practiced together for 10 years in rio de janeiro. “our harmony goes far beyond the pool,” says giovanna. “we are true sisters!” dive into today’s story to see more. 💦
Photo by @freyaeverafter_ a small + a medium + a large pup, all in a row for #whppetproject. follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Twenty-year-old french musician louane (@louane ) sings every single day. “when i was little, my nanny taught me how to sing, and when i was 7 or 8, i learned how to play guitar and piano,” says louane, who lives in paris. “now, i’m already living my dream, and my goal is to keep singing for many more years — forever, if possible!” with a new album on its way, louane was nominated for several awards at this year’s nrj music awards (@nrjhitmusiconly ), an annual celebration of music held in cannes, france. “i watched the nrj awards on tv when i was a kid, so being a part of it now is incredible,” says louane, who also performed. “i want to remember every second of it — and give it my best.” tune in to our instagram story to go behind the scenes of the awards with louane.