✘ Good Morning America🥳! here’s a lil’ #mondaymotivation to kick off your week. it’s crazy to think my time at ABC is slowlyyyy coming to an end😅. and on this last monday here, I’m thinking of all the GOOD moments haha☺️, that GOOD GOOD. being surrounded by some of the best #broadcasters 📺 of our time has been so good. seeing them in the halls❤️, observing them talk #journalism to the nation🎥🇺🇸, hearing my phone notify me of an email from them...THE. BEST. FEELING. i say this to say, ✨proximity✨ is POWER. you have to ask yourself. what am i doing to be as close as possible🧩 to the people who are doing what i want to do? really ask. send that email📧, finish that application🔖, ask for that visit😇. if they’re kind they’ll likely say yes and if not you’re one step closer to finding someone who will. lmk if it works out! rooting for you. go, go, go! happy monday! 💫🌸💙
✘ i miss portland sm🥺
✘ easy does it my friends, eassssy does it 😌💗
✘ my mom: MALICK get off the runway what if a plane hits you!! me: 🧘🏾♂️🥰✈️
✘ live life so much it loves you🥺🦋
✘ mmmm words to live by from Tim Fargo this am🌞. on this uber ride to disney🐹 i saw the fireworks and remembered i was ✨worth the world✨ and now i’m sharing that with you❤️. we’re both #worthit and it isn’t our job to convince anyone else of that💁🏾♂️. just punch in the numbers, add tax, and tip and keep it moving🗣😌! #MondayMotivation
✘ a young homeless guy took this photo of me. had so little, but was so kind💓 + so willing to tell me his story📖. so many of them that rings true for. @soxplace — the #homelessyouth drop-in center i reported on in denver taught me so much😌🥾. taught me real journalism. it was scary hearing a homeless woman who had likely been through so much sad stuff🥺, yell at me about how ready she was to eat humans alive. it was scary saying statistics about homeless people🏚 in earshot of them. and it was scary showing up ready to do the story🙋🏽♂️...knowing they never answered my emails. but i showed up and i did the thing🤧! and that’s why i appreciate that so many of you watched my latest #youtube video▶️🎥 showing some of the behind the scenes of my time in den🌄...because sometimes things are crazier🙊 than they look. here’s to you! doing ✨all the things✨ this week! no matter how scary your behind the scenes is. not being fearless, just choosing to fear less.❤️
✘ do you believe you can be ✨ANYTHING✨? well, i hope so because if not...there’s someone else who does. her name is Annie⭐️, and she’s the star of #BroadwayBountyHunter. bounty hunting isn’t exactly my thing (lol could you imagine me hunting anything?!🧘🏾♂️😭) but i’m so glad @cliff invited @jelaine.alyssa + I to see his latest project🎭 because it was just so funny🤣! if you relate to rejection, being told you’re too old (young in my case haha), or you just like to say your name you will LOVE this show haha. i’m still laughing and saying my name😭. the show opens today🎉! you HAVE to lmk if you go see it.
✘ u got this, o i just know it! 🐶
✘ mental health🧠 & 📱social media i’m honestly so drained guys😩. it’s draining, right? thinking about likes, and followers, and how to get MORE because whatever you have isn’t enough — it just *couldn’t* be. i got to speak on this @instagram ✨teen panel✨ recently and i feel like @madonnatriedtoadoptme, @_afropatty and i all got to get something off our chest🚀🚀...or at least i did haha. something that just resonates with other young people, but some adults...not-so-much. this *is* our life🤯. yes, there is this digital experience📸 and the IRL experience but truth is...they mesh. #instagram is apart of my REAL life (thank God😂). i mean i hope you’re still breathing when you’re watching #thisnews on IGTV😉😏. lolll i got jokes. but seriously, this is why it’s sooo important that we try to make this a safe, special place to be🥰🏡 because we kinda live here. so this weekend, i took some time to plan some posts🧩 so the #IRL stress😬 of not showing up on a digital platform i want to could slip away. today, I want you to take one step🐾 toward making this a more safe, special place for you❤️. it could be muting someone who you’re comparing yourself to lately, or following another cute puppy😋🐶 just for funnnn. so tell me, what’s your step?
✘ too fly✈️🤩 last week w my @jetblue. i interviewed JetBlue Foundation President🧩, Ursula Hurley and saw the ins and outs of #JetBlueUniversity ✨📝. It’s where everyone trains to keep everyone safe. i hung out with the @obapexcellence ace camp✈️ to share my experiences😋📱 and show them there are *endless possibilities* after completing aviation camp. i pretended to be an airline pilot👨🏾✈️ and successfully landed the A320 flight sim🛬🥳 — a dream of mine since MIDDLE school. oh blueeeee I’m grateful for youuuu💙💙💙.
✘ 24 hours in Florida🌴 and u show me the difference😭😭
✘ I was saddened to learn that 38% of you — my lovely crew🥰 — didn’t know healthy coping strategies when I ran a poll on my IG story recently re 🧠 #mentalhealth. So while I was in the air☁️ this am, I looked some up📱, thought of my own experiences, wrote five strategies📝, and am sharing them with you on this #selfcaresunday. 1 — Create a MANTRA✨🥳 that allows you to power through the low moments + feel even *better* during the highs. 2 — Visit and/or surround yourself with images of your 🥰 #happyplace. 3 — Write down✏️ allllll the mumbo jumbo happening inside your head. 4 — Choose to develop a PLAN or WALK AWAY🚶🏾♂️. No right answer here😌. This can look very different for everyone. 5 — Create a g r a t i t u d e 📒🚀 list which will come in clutch. If you don’t currently have any #healthycopingstrategies, adopt one of these, and give it a test run✈️✈️. Wishing you the best. Happy Sunday friends❤️. Hugs.
✘ happy monday insta-fam!! ahhh i wish i could give u a hug thiiiiiiiiiiiis BIG🤗. I’ll try to spread some love❤️ with this post right here — a reminder to check out that 👉🏾 GOOD GOOD. You know, you can hate mondays😩, and gloomy weather⛈, and your summer job supervisor telling you what to do. BUT. You can choose to also see that it’s BRAND NEW DAY🌞. A day where the best of you can shine🌸, and the worst of you can fall behind🥀. TODAY💫 could be that day. I believe one of the best things humanity’s got is ✨kindness✨. So I’ve got a CHALLENGE😬 for you. I challenge you to reply to the person who commented before you💬. All you have to do is say one kind thing to them! Ready, Set, GOooOOOOoooOO!😂🥳
✘ 20 and flyinnnn ova ur house🥳. wow. there are two things that resonate with me deeply on this #birthday 🎈 specifically. a. a quote from a news story. a mom who’s son was killed in a parking lot said, “if the only prayer you ever say is ‘thank you🙏🏾’ that is enough.” this idea of ✨bottomless gratitude✨, i have worked deeply to keep and it is something that allows me to thrive🌈 in all i do. b. i almost did not make it to this birthday🎂. getting hit by a car💔 was one of the scariest experiences of my life and still haunts me today🥺. but i lived to tell my story. and the fact that i was injured internally as badly as i was — still recovering almost a year later — but lived reminds me that God💓 has much more for me to do, right here🌎 on earth. if you’re apart of this insta-fam, thank you. i adore + appreciate you🤗 for allowing me to do the work, have fun✈️, and just be me. saying that prayer for all of us tonight: thank you❤️.
✘ it’s so weird. it’s easy to name the things we love🍩, the places🏔 — even the people🤗. but we often forget about ourselves. sometime ago i was in a rly bad place🥺 and my therapist was genuinely concerned. she asked me to start writing things📝 i love about myself. a week went by. my page was still blank🗒. i could name not one thing i loved about myself💔. i was confused about the assignment. what do you mean what do i lOvE aBoUt Me?!?! . she explained it could be *literally* anything🙌🏾. seven days. go. day by day the page was beginning to fill✏️. i loved my learning to love💓, my showing up🙋🏽♂️, and my patience to name a few. if ur in a rut, write what you love about you. to help you start...i love that u exist❤️.
✘ ok so #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 🧠 is coming to an end😢 and i wanted to share some more photos from my #ocd 🦠 shoot in target. a lot of the times. i think. ppl like myself🙋🏽♂️. with mental illness(es). get treated like/seen as ‘other’ or ‘disabled’ or ‘incapable without assistance’ if you know what i mean. by sharing these ✨more fun photos✨ with my cart still full of cleaning supplies🛒🧼, i hope it’s a reminder to you that ppl with ocd🦠 play with nerf guns (I don’t but I’m sure there’s someone out there!😂😊), guzzle ginger ale🥤😋, anddddd eat pizza bites🍕 just like you. HAHA😂. so TAKE THAT. i may personally need to take a step to feel safe eating + drinking and havinnnn funnn but that doesn’t mean i can’t do it🥳! ba bam. having a mental illness doesn’t make you less human, pal. so keep that in mind❤️, always. xx malick
✘ wow today was fun😋!! just wrapped the shoot for my #spokenword ✨kinder✨ dropping with @kindnessorg 💜next week. issss lit🥳 and on mental health💓. love y’all ENJOY THIS SUN WOW.
✘ jusss missin’ my west west 🙊💓
✘ *highly requested by u lovelies from my @facebook/ @dearevanhansen panel* I vividly remember trying to pack up as slowly as I could🎒 so I could ask my psychology teacher “whattt if I think I have #ocd 🧫?” and then being told to go to my doctor🏨. Who told me to go to someone else. I took a different route and that person (not kidding) told me to go to someone else🤦🏽♂️. And then I finalllly landed on the clinic my doctor recommended🥳 and started getting help. Over all the ✨years✨ of thinking about my disorder before actually beginning to get help last year, it only got worse. So if you think something’s up, I recommend you talk to someone sooner💞 rather than later. I’m so thankful for my @travelersaidjfk supervisor ✈️🥰🤧 who told me time + time again that if it felt things were building up...getting help was n o t h i n g to be ashamed of. #Mentalhealth 🧠 is not about sacrificing humanity❤️, it’s about embracing it. xx malick
✘ “sh*t’s never gonna be perfect.” - my therapist 🤧🥵
✘ why do i still have feelings for u? 🥴
✘ remember when someone would tell you, “u run like a girl” and that would be an insult🙈🥺? YEAH NOT ANYMOREEEEE😝! jokes on them. yo the stats are crazy🤭. only like 5% of pilots in the US today are female👩🏾✈️👩🏻✈️ which is just INSANE. but guess what...they kill it👏🏾. each and every day they #FlyLikeAGirl ✈️✈️ over your homes with big planes like my pal behind me named, Fly Like You Mint It🍃 who WAS SO WELL BEHAVED😇 WITH A VERY BUSY DAY. as we wrap #womenshistorymonth💗...here’s to all the little girls who *finally* saw role models who look like them in fields that they could potentially soar in. @jetblue #ad
✘ 👨🏾💻🚀 NEWSLETTER TAKEOVER COMMENCE haha. today I’m hosting the newsletter over at @poynter_institute. @kristenlhare is your usual host, but today she’s kindly handing the mic☺️ (or keyboard) over to me. this, so I can share some of my youth-based thoughts🙇🏾♂️💬 with the audience on the ✨FaceBook Accelerator: Local News✨ I was so preciously invited to in Denver. Rumor has it I was the youngest person there🙈! #GenZREPRESENT. here’s a snippet. When local news journalists begin to shift their perspective and begin telling the news *with* people💞⚡️, and not just for them, that is when things will move forward, and social and digital couldn’t be a better place for that kind of communication to occur. you can read it in full from the link in my bio. so grateful for this opp💛.
✘ STILL CANT BELIEVE I GOT TO MEET *THE* @LIZKOTALIK. i feel like this story is one that can remind us...✨you NEVER know who you’re inspiring✨. Liz and her crew...years ago when I was starting high school would go📱💙LIVE on #periscope and show behind the scenes of their newscast. in between all the creeps + weirdos😬🙈 (and some genuinely curious viewers) there was me🙂. a kid who was finally realizing it wasn’t normal to watch the news at 2am, 6am, during math class at noon (lol), and once i got home at 6:30, andddd right before bed at 11p...at like fourteen🎒 years old. Liz’s little broadcasts allowed me to see into a tv newsroom📰 thousands of miles away from me, and kept me going. TRULY CRAZY that she ended up in Denver🏔, and that I did too all these years later. u never know who you’re inspiring so please pretty please, keep doing ur thanggg🌞❤️
✘ one year ago today🤳🏾. my generation stood up against an issue that was affecting us and our schools and I had the opportunity to report on it😇 — the #MarchForOurLives — for the largest platform ever, @instagram. thank you to so many of you who first saw me then and have stuck with me for 365 days💓. let’s continue to amplify voices + make the world🌎 a better place than when we entered it. i’m also grateful for my lovely team🥰 that day — the coverage wouldn’t have been the same without you. to more stories; and more unparalleled, neutral, curious ✨student journalism✨ just like there was that day❤️.
✘ denver u keep taking my breath away🙈😌 // grateful vibes + mountain slides 🏔🏔
✘ i only have a few minutes left in the day on this side of the country so I’ll be quick. today is my unofficial insta-versary😊🥳. it’s the day @instagram 📸 reached out and said “hey, we see you. let’s collab!🤗” it was one year ago today. the last day of my life as i knew it. and it now never dawns on me that life-changing stuff can happen at any moment. if you knew what would happen tomorrow...how lovely you would live today. i got to spend my FIRST🙈🥰 unofficial insta-versary with our parent facebook💙 as we continue to make news more accessible to my generation. which...HOW FULL CIRCLE WOW. thank you instagram✨ for making me see humanity in a different light. for giving me a platform for my talents. for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself❤️. for being so dang instagrammable. happy unnofficial I don’t actually work here but get to do cool stuff here anniversary @instagram.😇
✘ OOOOO GUESS WHO’S FLYIN 2MARO LOL 😂😭😊 ISSS YA BOY. a lot of you ask me for #flighttips ✈️ so I want to share some with you that I’m applying for this trip! 1 — CHILL, CLOUD VIBES ONLY☁️. When you start a trip like a diva or divo you ruin it🙅🏾♂️. I can almost guarantee you something is going to go wrong because....life. I’ve left things on planes😅, lost jewelry through TSA😤, and I’ve had my flights delayed + cancelled🥺. IT’S OKAY❤️. Remind yourself you’ll be amongst the clouds🌥 and that...what’s happening right now, *this flight* with *these people*, with *this plane* can never be recreated again😌. Be grateful you’re apart of it. 2 — KNOW YOU⚡️. I personally cannot eat before a morning flight🌚 or I am ruined. Literally the entire time I will sit in actual pain🥀. So I fly @JetBlue whenever possible out of T5 and get a smoothie from Jamba Juice🥤 because I know my stomach can handle that. Try to learn more about how your body likes to be treated while traveling🥰. Non-messy self-care allll the way. 3 — DON’T GET SICK lol. Tbh planes are gross✈️🦠✈️. They trap germs and fly them all around the whole wide world🌎! I bring little wet ones, and wipe down the tray table if I’m gonna use it. Bring hand sanitizer and just be aware + less germy if you can haha. ps be a good human and thank your flight crews!! ps ps have funnn💖💖
✘ “you’re pushed into this sense of urgency at a certain time in your life. it’ll ✨make you or break you✨ and if you hold on it makes you.” - @tiffanyyoungofficial Here’s to you + me🥂. For holding on this week❤️. Happy Weekend😌.
✘ think quick — who’d you swipe right on??! 😍😍
✘ why is our society obsessed with ten years? 🥴
✘ new website just dropped 🔥🔥 link in biooooo🥰. pls go see it + comment your fav thing you saw💫!
✘ showing up to the first Monday of 2019 like...HELLO👋🏾! HAPPY MONDAY⚡️! WE GOT THIS. 2019 will undoubtedly have ups + downs🎢🎡 so remember who you have to #leanon. @marnelevine has been there for me☺️😢🤧 both publicly + behind the scenes. She’s an Instagram leader✨💕 that looks to others, especially young people to fill her up, too. So WE’VE GOT EACH OTHER’S BACKS😍🙏🏾 fr fr. Who has your back?! Tag ‘em in the comments😝!! #MondayMotivation
✘ i’m still in bed😴🤘🏾, hbu? #sleepinsaturday
✘ Dear Malick, It’s the final hour of a very cool year. You met your inspiration✨. You dealt with unthinkable hardship🥺. You started college. — Right before 2018 began I wrote myself a letter📝💌 to open on its last day. “I hope you got to intern @morningexp.” Nope😭. I got rejected. “It would be AWESOME if you went to Portland, Oregon🏔.” The old Malick might not believe this, but I DID I DID😊!! I DID. Today I’m sharing the letter💌 with you on my Story because despite the ups + downs I tried to be ✨intentional✨ with my time. Moment by moment, how could I breathe life into my dreams☁️ + presence into my lungs? I start 2019🎉 with one of the classy😉, eco-friendly @baumewatches⌚️ that will surely serve as a bold reminder to make time today❤️ for a better tomorrow. I’m curious🙈, what will you be making time for this year? #baume #positiveluxury #makingtime #designforabettertomorrow #AD
✘ hi #2019. i’m malick☺️. u r cute. lesssss make a group chat w dope humans that support boys crying😢 + women❤️ + thoughtful, raw journalism📱 + young voices + good, kind vibes 💗 like @feministabulous. If you could make a group chat💬 between you, 2019🎉 and something or someone...who or what would it be?
✘ surprise 🥳 left ankle #surgery today ENDING THE YEAR WITH A BANG!! fr fr ❤️❤️❤️love u all going in now see ya soon xx
✘ To the year that took me by surprise, thank you🌸🌼 for teaching me oh so much: Your heart❤️ will lead you to the highest good for you, but only if you listen to it. Listening is your choice. Your heart is — in many ways — ✨wiser✨ than your brain. Every bone in your body should speak the language of 🗣 #gratitude. Never, ever allow a company to stress you so much that your mental health suffers☕️. They are not paying for your therapist. Get a therapist💜. Like a real one...that you actually go see... regularly. The opinions of journalists do not matter when we tell you the news. That said, we do not descend from Mars😱. Our life experiences, thoughts, and beliefs will always play a role in the way in which we tell stories 🙂. It may be better for you to know them than to not. No one owes you anything. You also don’t owe anyone anything🤙🏾. What you do owe the world are the gifts God has blessed you with. Everything happens for a reason — the good🥳, the bad🥵, and the ugly. Never let someone else’s fear hold you back from taking opportunities😇 you have waited seemingly-forever for, no matter who that person might be. Surrender to the unknown😅⚡️. Just do it. You are not going to nor coming from. You my friend, are here😌. Try to remain as present as possible. Be kind, not nice🤗. Kind is very, very different from nice. xx + gratitude, Malick 🥰
✘ From DC to Chicago to right here in Times Square🏙 I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people this year. And even better — I’ve gotten to see their ✨KIND, SHINE✨! @kindnessorg 💗 teamed up with @23andme 👼🏼 to remind ya that kindness is in our genes. Are you up for the challenge?! How will you be kind☺️ in the New Year? PS - I’m hosting @kindnessorg today! Go watch on their Story💜💚. #kindgenes
✘ Funny! The face I make when I land at 3am is the same face I make when major news orgs + brands expect me to do work for free😂😭. • Soon I’ll share all I loooooveed😍 about my #pdxvacay 😌🏔 but I feel I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t say this first. • My #truth is I could not have afforded💸 to take this break if it were not for people at companies who instead of looking at my age...looked at my ✨great + thoughtful work✨ and PAID me to bring in my talents. (Tysm🤗!) • I am not sure words can describe how badly I needed to get away🗺✈️. This break was meaningful💛 especially because I had done so much WORK, and just like adults with jobs (who get paid🙃) I am human. • I’m ✨thankful for my peers✨ who I’ve shared panels + spaces with. You’ve said this before me, and given me the courage to say it, too: #PayYoungPeopleForOurWork!!! // #MyTruthTuesday
✘ 1. What are you grateful for?😍 2. What do you want?❄️ 3. Who are you?⚡️ • As often as I can, I try to answer these questions📝. Sometimes my gratitude list is never-ending bc there’s SO much to ✨be #thankful ✨ for and other times I’m unhappy so it’s simple stuff like ‘water’ that makes the list😅. • Some days, I rush the gratitude⚡️ to get to what I want. I want to do work with (insert cool news org. here). I want to stop #overthinking 🤯💜. I want to run again🏃🏾♂️. I want, I want, I want. Sounds vain...but, it’s helpful to write down, if you hop off the surface and go *really* deep. Like really, what I want is to make this world better than when I entered it. Welcome to the deeper😌. • And it’s always relieving when I get to who am I. It’s crazy but most of the time I’m confused as to who I am. Because society has told us all who to be🙃. What looks good on you + what doesn’t. When the truth is you should be the person to determine who you are. • Today, I’m Made for Monday...and I think you are too🤗! Who are you? What do you want? What are you grateful for? Comment!✍🏾
✘ nyc + me // it’s usssss⚡️🌃 // oo // be_you.mp3 // sunday crushin’ // wild ride // 😌
✘ Eeeeeek😬😝! I had a four hour layover in LA✈️🌴 on my way back home and wooooaahhh I threw it back to short-sleeves, sipped on some summa☀️🙌🏾, dipped in good #cali vibes✨, and jammed to music that says calabasas + rodeo💞. You already knowwww I’ll be back😍!!
✘ one more day with this ✨beautiful ooo auto-reply✨ // don’t @ me 🙃☺️ // #selfcareisathing
✘ woke up in the pnw🌲 // courier ☕️ // vacay vibes😌✨ // Gods_Plan.mp3 💕
✘ i almost can’t believe i’m here💖. it’s like u dream a dream☁️ for so long and then suddenly you’re living it. wow⚡️. #portland, excuse my excessive loving on u for the next few days😌.