✘ “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😌.
✘ AHHHHHHHHHHH MY FIRST TIME WAS GREAT SO SEXY OMG GO TRY IT😍!!!!! also don’t leave w/o ur #IVoted sticker😊😊😊 #votevotevote 🇺🇸
✘ justice for all // c ya at the polls fam 🤗🇺🇸❤️💙
✘ “What I'm not confused about is the world🌎 needing much more love❤️, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry🙅🏾♂️ and more unity, peace☮️ and understanding. Period.” - #StevieWonder
✘ tbh this is me trying to recall how many times I’ve said “avocado toast🥑🍞” to 100+ #newspublishers while also thinking about my daring move to wear ripped jeans on a panel🖤😬😊 • now accepting: outfit + analogy suggestions😂😭
✘ Austin, you made me laugh😂, cry😭, and curse🤭...and that’s why I nearly lost it as the plane pulled me away from you✈️✈️. // You made me a better ✨human✨, and for that I will always love you💞. // Sometimes there are only fragments of your truth that you want to share. That’s valid. Share what you’re ready to😊. // #MyTruthTuesday
✘ Ready, set, #MONDAY! ✨Rooting for you today and everyday✨. Just imagine every street + hallway is your own little runway and it will all work out just fine💕💕.
✘ Why do you SHOW UP🤔? For your ego? For the sake of your ✨status✨? Or do you show up for GOOD🙌🏾? Because you get the chance to be apart of something #biggerthanyou 😌? @JetBlue gives me those “I’m serving” vibes☺️. Some 22,000 crew-members 💪🏾💗 make this *major* airline soar✈️✈️ and it was so special seeing + showcasing them as they star in roles that help people fly to LIFE 🛫🗂🏖💍🛬. All with this blue crew by my side. STAY👏🏾 TUNED👏🏾 for something special coming to @JetBlue. 💙💙 #JetBlueForGood #JetBlueFoundation #JetBlueSoFly #JetBlue
✘ OKAY I ADMIT IT🙃⚡️!! I freakin’ miss you😫💙. I miss my dorm, the stupid loud speakers next door🔊, my laughing🤣 and ewwwwing🙈 at the sound of my peers throwing up on weekends🍻!! I MISS IT. I never thought I’d say this but I’d totallllyyyy trade my current sitch for a full night of (imo unnecessary) homework @IthacaCollege 😭. Tag someone🤗, some place📚, hashtag some*thing* 🎒 you miss that you neverrrr thought you would! #AllTheFeels #CollegeComeBack #ActuallyNot #OkayMaybe
✘ We all have something we *really, really* love💗⚡️. Like ummm if you took this from me I might bite you😬. Lol, sorry🙈. For me, it’s my work. It’s my #lifeline 🎈. Talking to a camera📸 and telling you what’s up, what you should probablyyyy give your attention — it’s my everything (besides planes✈️🤤). That’s why being out of #studios + away from #newsrooms while I heal has been SO HARD😫. A video I worked on with @dosomething is comin’ atcha soon but in the meantime tell me, what’s your ✨ THING?! ✨
✘ “I’M SICK OF BEING INJURED,” I yelled out into the street😩😭. Everyone stared. I watched as the seconds counted down to cross🚦. I knew I couldn’t make it⚡️...not like this🤦🏽♂️. Over the weekend I realized that I let this brace have control over me. Not anymore🙅🏾♂️. Mr. Brace, you are not me. You’re not even a piece of me. You are an addition. +++ vibes please💗. Have you ever changed your ✨ #perspective ✨? I wanna know. :)
✘ We’re all in this TOGETHER✊🏾! In this next-gen-storytelling-who-knows-what’s-next-space that is😅🤪. Last week I had the chance to meet with two ✨superstars✨ @Instagram 💗. @elisabenson + @lilacina are killing😩🙌🏾 the #news game at #IGNY 📍 and I’m so touched that they wanted to hear from me on how I think #GenZ 📝 is consuming news socially. I feel #IGTV ⚡️ is where👏🏾 it’s👏🏾 at👏🏾 sooooo I’m working on something for my channel😊. Stay tuned!!
✘ Did someone say LOL🤣😭?! This weekend TV team @abc7ny man they are SO FUNNY😂. We shared those ✨laughs✨ today, just as I did when I was in high school — back when #hustled 🙌🏾 after a full week of classes📚 to wake up and come here early + ready to learn🤓💗. What’s even funnier is right before the cameras🎥 turn on it’s as if a hushhhhh comes over the crowd. The anchors straighten up — their blood fueled with empathy❤️ + humanity for the stories🗞 they will tell. And in a flash⚡️ people have started their #Saturday morning🌇 with the news and more importantly a smile☺️. Thank you team, for making me feel at home once again😇. #ABC7NY #AMNewsers
✘ tfw you’re supposed to be studying for your driving test📝🚘 but end up @instagram 😂🙈🤷🏾♂️!! @Vice + @Instagram are now in that *official, OFFICIAL😉😉* stage of their relationship💞 aka they’re bringing together the best of photogs to tackle issues like body positivity & the way we think about #gender 😍. I’m SO ✨HERE FOR IT✨ and can’t waitttt to read this work🤩!! 📸: @cjhernandez7
✘ I ✨Spoke My Truth✨ and the person said they understood. (They didn’t.) Said a Do Over💥 would work. We tried⚡️. Then, I was the only one trying😔. The only way I’ve been able to relax😴 about this has been knowing that if they were Right❤️. Right for me, Right for my life... they wouldn’t have left. Know that if someone has *left* you after you really got personal — really tried to explain — they weren’t the Right one. The Right mentor, lover, friend, whatever, ______. Please, speak your #truth 😌. Grateful to @_alyonka for these wise words❤️. #MyTruthTuesday
✘ today started okay. I woke up early like I like to🌇, raced to register for classes, answered an insanely awesome email📧, and went to the barber💈. Down down downnnnn hill. I got so nervous. Left. Right. Which way do I go? What do I want to do? How many people do I owe things? Wow, a lot. So much for ✨ #MondayMotivation ✨. Yikes, is that guy gonna rob me? Calm. Down. Ugh, I HATE👏🏾 IT👏🏾 when people tell me to calm down. Just walk. Walk, it’s okay. We’re airport bound🚍. Where is the bus? How slow can you be? How long is this ride? Too many transfers. And then all of a sudden whooosh ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️. It was over. I started smiling☺️. I was *so* genuinely happy. The nerves can’t fly wit ussss😝🛫. An airport full of cancelled flights might be your worst nightmare, but it’s my heaven on earth💞. Thank you for sharing why you #smile on my Story today and hence making me 🧀. I have the best INSTA FAM in the whole wide world🤗! LOVE Y’ALL❤️!
✘ AYE YO MONDAY🗣, you can’t kill my vibe💃🏾!! No matter how👏🏾 hard👏🏾 you👏🏾 try👏🏾!! I’m so excited to share that my work with @Kindnessorg 🎉💗 is out! Head over to watch on their #IGTV 📸. I walk you through the beautiful murals🎈 that fill a place that means a lot to many, including myself. Sending you the best of ✨ #goodvibes ✨all week long💨!