Today is #stpatricksday ☘️ and competitive irish dancer julia sullivan (@julia.sullivann ) is celebrating by performing around her hometown of waterloo, ontario. “irish dance is an expression of our shared history,” julia says. “when the irish community gathers, music and dance are a vital part of the celebrations. it’s a distinctive signature of who we are.”
currently, 19-year-old julia is training for the 2019 world irish dancing championships after winning fourth place last year in her age category. “being an irish dancer has connected me to my irish family and heritage,” she adds.
photo by @julia.sullivann
Shonima and nishima are two high school seniors whose love and support for their friends extends beyond the frame. photographer kevin christian (@94kid_diary ) took their photo in mumbai as a sign of gratitude. “i wanted to say thank you, and what’s better than with a picture?” #whpsheinspiresme photo by @94kid_diary
Step up to the plate in your rainbow socks. “we try to teach our daughters that they can be anything they desire,” says mel karlberg (@melkarlbergphotography ), the mom and photographer behind the lens. “the truth is that she doesn’t need that lesson. she’s teaching me every day by living that mantra.” #whpsheinspiresme photo by @melkarlbergphotography
Sushi 🌯 🍩 🍕 and 🍔?! pushing the limits of traditional 🍣 🥢 fuels the creativity at sushi restaurant wave (@wavemountdora ), located in central florida. “owning a restaurant is a lot of hard work, but it is also some of the most rewarding,” says owner and chef jonathan mckinney, who opened the restaurant in 2017. years spent working in his parents’ restaurant taught him the business and “instagram has allowed us to reach out to the world,” he says.
ready to revisit your definition of #sushigoals? see more today on our story and our igtv channel.
photo by @wavemountdora
When the stars align, so do these sisters. ⭐️ “my sister tova and i always take yoga photos when we are together,” says riva gdanski (@riva_g_ ). “finding new places and unique shapes to create has been a fun bonding experience for us.” #whpsheinspiresme photo by @riva_g_
What do you get when you mix silliness and “pure sass”? a winning (and twinning!) mother-daughter team. “she inspires me to slow down, to live in the moment and to appreciate the family we get to have,” joy green (@joyfullygreen ) says about her 3-year-old daughter kai.
follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpsheinspiresme.
photo by @joyfullygreen
Weekend hashtag project: #whpsheinspiresme this weekend, the challenge is inspired by #internationalwomensday. share a photo or video honoring the women in your life, like gevaldi syaival rachim (@gevaldi ) did in today’s featured image. here are more tips to get started:
👯♀️ show us your hero. capture the real-life female superheroes you admire. it can be as fun and simple as a selfie with your sister.
👯♀️ create together. collaborate on a painting, a craft project, a funny video or even a special meal.
👯♀️ tell us why. use the caption to tell us how this woman helped shape your life, or how she inspires you to be better.
project rules: please add the #whpsheinspiresme hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. by adding the #whpsheinspiresme hashtag, you consent to and grant instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #whpsheinspiresme hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.
featured photo by @gevaldi
This march, we’re collaborating with buzzfeed news reporter and producer kassy cho of @world to find and highlight women around the globe who are making an impact in their local community and on instagram. ❤️
after she was bullied in school for her dark skin, 12-year-old kheris rogers (@kherispoppin ) decided to start her own fashion line, flexin’ in my complexion, as a way to instill confidence in herself and others. “i have always had a passion for fashion, but i wanted it to have a positive message behind it,” said kheris, who designs all the clothing with the help of her older sister and best friend, taylor — who also manages her instagram account. “it does not matter if your skin complexion is dark, fair, light, freckled, albino or even green! you should always love yourself from the inside out.”
kheris said the messages she has received have helped her realize she is not alone: “there are millions of people around the world who can relate to my story in some way.”
—reported by kassy cho (@kassy )
stay tuned here and on @world to see more. #internationalwomensday photo by @kherispoppin
What was paris fashion week really like? you’re about to find out. 💋 instagram’s director of fashion partnerships eva chen (@evachen212 ) shows us #pfw from her point of view. come for the fashion, stay for the gigi hadid cameo – right now on our story.
Legs in the air like you just don’t care. that is jagger’s (@jaggerdwagger ) weekend motto. the 6-year-old volunteer therapy dog from half moon bay, california, is a pro when it comes to kicking back. “sometimes he looks at me when i’m taking these pictures as if he wants to make sure i get a good one,” says his human cat nisbet. jagger’s classic move even has its own hashtag: #flyinglegsfriday. #whpweekend photo by @jaggerdwagger
Orchards in bloom are always in style. moments after arriving at her parents’ home for a weekend getaway, los angeles blogger amy roiland (@afashionnerd ) staged a spontaneous photo shoot in their almond orchard. “i grew up on this farm and i feel like i appreciate it now more than ever before,” she says. “nature at its finest.” #whpweekend photo by @afashionnerd