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#HelloFrom Merewether Baths, the largest ocean bath complex in the Southern Hemisphere. 🌊“I find myself there for a quick dip most warmer days for some saltwater therapy,” says Chris Beetham ( @chrisbeetham).⁣ ⁣ Photo by @chrisbeetham

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Tomoko Misumi’s (@tomoko_misumi_tchaiko) delicate miniature food sculptures have us reaching for the 🔬 and the 🍴.⁣ ⁣ Inspired by 🌸s in the spring and her favorite summer treats, the Japan-based artist’s downright adorable works of art will melt your ❤️ and 💦 your appetite. #HiddenGems⁣ ⁣ Photo by @tomoko_misumi_tchaiko

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Sweet spot. Today on #WeeklyFluff, we’re soaking up the rays with this cute little fella, Pumpernickel (@pumpernickel_the_minipig). ☀️🐽💖 ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @pumpernickel_the_minipig

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Meet Marley Dias ( @iammarleydias). She’s a 14-year-old activist (and published author) on a mission to bring diversity and inclusion to young people through literature. “I always loved to read, but I never saw myself, a black girl, as the main character. I thought that was a problem I wanted to solve when I got older, and then I realized I could do it then.” Since starting the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign in 2015, Marley and her family work to bring diverse literature into schools and curriculums around the world. 📚❤️⁣ ⁣ Learn more about her impact in this week’s episode of #Advocates, our series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change. ✨

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Sometimes all you need to go outside your comfort zone is a buddy by your side. Just ask Henry and Baloo ( @henrythecoloradodog), a pair of outdoor enthusiasts from Denver, Colorado. 🐾⛰⁣ ⁣ “Baloo always checks with Henry to make sure it’s safe to explore, and Henry always checks on Baloo,” says their human Cynthia Bennett. “It’s almost like they take care of each other.”⁣ ⁣ Today on #YouGotThis, Henry and Baloo show us that if you want to go far, it’s best to go together. Check out their adventures, right now on our story.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @henrythecoloradodog

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DIY sustainability is key to Andrew Blanco’s ( @c0rdurb0y) creations. The 21-year-old from Texas designs (and models) his creations, made from thrifted or upcycled fabric. “My method of showing off my work and the clothes I make emphasizes the minimalism I try to advocate,” he says.⁣ ⁣ Did we mention all of his equipment is powered by homespun solar energy? ☀️🙌⁣ ⁣ Photo by @c0rdurb0y

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Daisuke Richard’s ( @daisukerichard) pastel illustrations represent the emotional uncertainties of teenage life. “The combination of a girl and a messy room is kind of like the gap between the outside appearance and the inside substance,” says the Japanese illustrator. ⁣ ⁣ Illustration by @daisukerichard

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#HelloFrom Al-ʿUla, Saudi Arabia, where you can spot an 🐘and 🌪at once.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @hudabinr

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Today it’s #GameOn with @foxtv #TeenChoice Awards co-host David Dobrik ( @daviddobrik). Check out our story right now to learn more about David before tonight’s 🔥event. 🎉

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Most days you can catch Aleta French (@aleta_ventures) hanging around Moab, Utah. Literally. Despite a natural fear of heights, the 29-year-old canyoneering guide and aerialist feels 🙃 when she is suspended by colorful silks, hundreds of feet above the desert floor. ⁣ ⁣ See more of Aleta’s breathtaking acrobatics today on #HiddenGems 💎✨. ⁣ ⁣ Photo of @aleta_ventures by @callenhearne

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Today’s #WeeklyFluff = Labradoodle pups Gipper and Jolene ( @jolenethedollydoodle) who are always getting into something. (Cue the guilt slide.) 🤣⁣ ⁣ Videos by @jolenethedollydoodle

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“Sharing your stories helps other people feel seen and heard,” says Robin Thede ( @robinthede), creator of @ablackladysketchshow (pictured right).⁣ ⁣ “I came up with the name ‘The Black Lady Sketch Show’ when I created the series because I didn’t want there to be any confusion about what people were watching,” says Robin. “Then we changed it to ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ so that we didn’t single ourselves out as the only one. That simple change to “A” means that we’re one of possibly many black lady sketch shows, which would be a dream come true!”⁣ ⁣ The best part of #ABLSS for Robin? “Working with all these amazing black women,” she says. “Writers, our director, our cast, our guest stars… and of course, (pictured left) Issa Rae ( @issarae).” #ShareBlackStories

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Meet Noor Tagouri ( @noor), a Libyan American journalist on a mission to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities and strengthen people’s perspectives. Noor’s unique take on storytelling serves as a form of activism by truly passing the mic and equipping people with knowledge straight from the source.⁣ ⁣ “When I put on the hijab for the first time, there was this overwhelming sense of strength and purpose, like maybe I’m doing this for something bigger than me,” says Noor, who made a personal choice to start wearing the hijab at the age of 15. “The thing that people told me was going to keep me down and hold me back was actually what allowed me to connect with people in a way that they had never felt seen or heard before.” 🎤✨⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Noor’s life and work in this week’s episode of #Advocates, our series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change in their communities.

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In her dreamscapes, Australian artist Tanya Schultz, better known as Pip & Pop ( @pipnpop), uses an abundance of sweet and sparkly materials — including sugar! “Sugar is a beautiful material to work with," says Tanya. "It's sparkly and soft. It’s also the perfect medium to hold color, which is so intrinsic to my work.”⁣ ⁣ Photos by @pipnpop

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Welcome to Tinseltown ✨ — home to artist and designer Rachel Burke ( @imakestagram). She loves working with materials like pompoms, fake flowers and, of course, tinsel, which reminds her of childhood art classes, play and freedom. “I am always striving to transform the ordinary into something magical,” says Rachel.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @imakestagram

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#HelloFrom the icy summit of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland. ✨ “Underneath this glacial surface is a large and notorious volcano,” says photographer Benjamin Hardman ( @benjaminhardman), who climbed to the top of the ice cap to capture this image. “It last erupted in 2010, sending an ash plume all the way to Europe. It’s amazing to see the power of nature.”⁣ ⁣ Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @benjaminhardman

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“Masks are transformative. There is privacy in there. There is a powerful expression in there. There is duality to it: you can say something and nothing at the same time.” —Magnhild Kennedy ( @damselfrau), a self-taught artist and mask-maker whose creative process is guided by the diverse materials she uses in her work Go behind the masks in this week’s episode of #HiddenGems. 💎✨ Photo by @damselfrau

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We’re at the 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup with professional e-gamer Donovan Hunt ( @f2tekkz).⚽️ Right now on our story, play along and learn more about Donovan in this special @fifaworldcup edition of #GameOn. 🌀

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Meet Shirley Raines, founder of @beauty2thestreetz, a nonprofit that serves people living in homelessness with three basic human necessities: 1) a hot shower, 2) a hearty meal, 3) a sense of pride and confidence in the way they look and feel. “We’re not changing their whole circumstance, but we’re giving them one hour off from all the negativity,” says Shirley. “We’re giving them a reason to look in the mirror and see something other than their circumstance.” ⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Shirley and the community she serves in this week’s episode of #Advocates. ✨

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When it comes to living his best life, Ludwik (@ludwik_guinea_pig) is a real winner. 🏆✨ This 4-year-old guinea pig from Warsaw, Poland, loves a delicious meal, a good massage and a nap every now and then.⁣ ⁣ Today on our weekly series #YouGotThis, Ludwik shares his guide to life. Know someone who could take a page from Ludwik’s playbook? Share it with them, right now on our story.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @ludwik_guinea_pig

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The secret to twin creators and students Mya and Myka Montoya’s ( @montoyatwinz) success? 🌀Bouncing off one another as they film their videos. “Being a twin content creator is like working with your best friend on a daily basis. We try not to take ourselves too seriously,” says the pair. Photo by @montoyatwinz

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“Being a twin has given us a strong ability to collaborate in real time,” says the duo Coco and Breezy Dotson ( @cocoandbreezy), sisters and co-founders of Coco and Breezy Eyewear ( @cocoandbreezyeyewear), who also DJ and produce music together in NYC. “We DJ in sync. And we share ideas in the workplace in a free-flowing way,” say the twins, who share similar interests — and even identical tattoos. Photo of @cocoandbreezy by @denzelgolatt

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Twinning = winning for identical fashionista sisters Aya Suzuki ( @ayaxxamiaya) and Ami Suzuki ( @amixxamiaya), who go by the collective name Amiaya. “For us, being twins is everything,” says Aya. “My dreams are our dreams.” 💕⁣ ⁣ Ami adds: “When our individual personalities overlap, our power is double. Simply put, being twins allowed us to create the style we have now.”⁣ ⁣ Photo by @amixxamiaya

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#HelloFrom Cenote Calavera in Tulum, Mexico. “Most people go to the big cenote down the road, but few stop here,” says photographer and director Alex Strohl ( @alexstrohl). “We had it to ourselves.”⁣ ⁣ Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @alexstrohl

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French mixed-media artist Stéphanie Kilgast ( @petitplat) fights waste her own way. Inspired by the complexities of the natural world, Stéphanie transforms discarded man-made items into vibrant, detailed sculptures. 🖌 Dive into her colorful studio 🎨 on today’s episode of #HiddenGems 💎✨. Photo by @petitplat

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“I started to draw people of color in my artwork because I wanted to show the diversity and the nuances within our society,” says French illustrator and animator Aurélia Durand ( @4ur3lia), whose mother is from the Ivory Coast and father is from France.⁣ ⁣ “Growing up in a multicultural environment has made my vision of the world plural. I don’t see one kind of person, but many stories — and they are worthy to share. My goal as an artist engaged in the anti-racist movement is to draw joyful moments to spread good vibes.” #ShareBlackStories⁣ ⁣ Video and photos by @4ur3lia

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Meet Jack Harries ( @jackharries), a documentary filmmaker who educates people about the effects of climate change. “I fundamentally believe in humanity,” says Jack. “In less than one human lifetime, we can get ourselves out of this. I have hope.” 🎥🗺⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Jack’s life and work in this week’s episode of #Advocates, our series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change in their communities. ✨⁣ ⁣ Photo of @jackharries by @aliceaedy

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Overwhelmed? We’ve all been there. That’s why these illustrations by Gemma Correll ( @gemmacorrell) are so darn relatable.⁣ ⁣ “Sometimes I’ll share something, thinking that it’s weird or too personal or that nobody else will get it, and it turns out that a lot of people feel exactly the same way,” Gemma says. “One of the worst things is the feeling that you’re alone in the way that you feel so it’s a relief to discover that you are not.”⁣ ⁣ Today on our weekly series #YouGotThis, Gemma’s illustrations show that it’s OK to be a work in progress. Share them with a friend who needs a reminder, right now on our story.⁣ ⁣ Illustration by @gemmacorrell

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Time to float with the flock. 💕 French artist Cyril Lancelin (@town.and.concrete) creates immersive works of monumental proportion that allows for the audience to touch and interact with the work IRL.⁣ ⁣ “The inflatables make it possible to reach the monumental size,” he says. “But they also have a sweetness in them, a flexibility.”⁣ ⁣ Photos by @town.and.concrete

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“I love creating whimsical moments that make people stop for a second look,” says fine art photographer Gray Malin ( @graymalin). His llama-infused series “Far Far Away” was shot at the world’s largest salt flat in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. 🎉⁣ ⁣ “I enjoy incorporating balloons in my work, as they are a universal symbol of celebration, happiness and joy,” says Gray.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @graymalin

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“When most people think of balloon art, they think of a poodle made from a single balloon,” explains chemical engineer and balloon art hobbyist Masayoshi Matsumoto (@isopresso_balloon), who creates complex artworks of multiple balloons with no help from adhesives, markers or sealants. 🤯🎈⁣ ⁣ Photos by @isopresso_balloon

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#HelloFrom the Van Lake Express train with a view of Tatvan, Turkey. According to photographer Hüseyin Taşkın ( @huseyintaskin), it’s the best way to travel east from the capital city of Ankara. 🚞 ⁣ ⁣ Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @huseyintaskin

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With a background in fashion design and a foothold in the Berlin drag scene, interdisciplinary artist Hungry ( @isshehungry) developed her signature “distorted drag” aesthetic that = mesmerizing. #HiddenGems 💎✨ Photos of @isshehungry by @robertbartholot

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Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ocean Alley ( @oceanalleyband) describes their music as psychedelic surf rock, a mix of what they like to listen to and what they like to play. 🎸🌠 This weekend, they’re performing at Splendour in the Grass ( @splendourinthegrass), a music festival near Byron Bay, Australia. “The music is the main event and between all the stages there’s so much music to see," says the band’s rhythm guitarist, Mitch Galbraith. "But the best part is just enjoying it with friends in a beautiful part of the country.” #SITG2019

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For Kurt Lyle founder (@kurt_lyle) Virginia Craddock, putting together over-the-top looks brings her tons of joy. “I hope we’re bringing that same joy to our customers," says Virginia. "When people who buy our clothes wear them, they can be a slightly wilder, more colorful version of themselves that goes beyond expectations.” 🌈✨ Watch our story to take a tour of the @kurt_lyle studio with Virginia and see her favorite summer looks, then shop the designs over on @shop — a new account where you can discover and buy goods from up-and-coming designers.

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Photography and retouching duo Bibi and Jacob ( @koty2) created a photo collage series that’s a new take on the old masters. “Times change, but beauty stays the same.” Photo illustration by @koty2

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Meet New Jersey’s Sammantha Fisher ( @sfisherx), an animal activist and photographer whose photos support sanctuaries with their rescue missions. “I’m able to connect viewers in a way that they normally wouldn’t see animals,” says Samm. “Being an advocate means standing up for what I believe in, and for me, that means standing up for animals.” 🐎🐖🐄🐓🐑 Who are your favorite #Advocates on Instagram? Head to the comments to share their handles and how they are sparking positive global change in their community. ✨ Photo by @sfisherx

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Every time dancer, singer and actress Nia Sioux ( @niasioux) gets onstage, her confidence shines. 💖 “Dancing has helped me gain confidence tremendously,” says the 18-year-old. “When I was younger, I was always scared and nervous before going onstage. Putting yourself out there more, it releases that fear.” Today on our weekly series #YouGotThis, Nia shows us how she slayed at Vidcon 2019. Check out her tips for boosting your confidence and practicing self-love, right now on our story. Photo of @niasioux by @jordanmatter

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“A single emoji can express so many feelings.” —Frederike Scheibe ( @rischny) 😏#WorldEmojiDay Photo by @rischny

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Cosmic manifestations, surreal landscapes and celestial bodies = “Afrofuturist” artist Manzel Bowman’s ( @artxman) aesthetic. “With my work, I like to envision that the past, present and future are one and the same.” 🤯 Photo illustration by @artxman

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Cue the starshine and ✨ for filmmaker, photographer and self-described pop culture time traveler Maris Jones ( @themarisjones). “I see my Instagram persona as a character — a time bandit who wants to experience it all.” Photo by @themarisjones

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There aren’t many places to hide when you’re a 17-pound (8-kilogram) Argentine red tegu lizard. But who needs to hide when you have a best friend like Ice? Today on our story and on IGTV, MacGyver ( @macgyverlizard) and his human Ice share a picnic in the park and curl up at home for some well-deserved 💤. Every Saturday, we’re diving down the 🐇🕳 to uncover unique and treasured accounts — the real #HiddenGems of Instagram. ✨💎

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“I’ve always been intrigued by menswear,” says BODE ( @bode) founder and designer Emily Adams Bode, who launched her line of luxury clothes for men in 2016. “I work with textiles that are rooted in a female-centric universe. They are mostly traditional domestic textiles that are historically created by women. I like the idea of something very female focused, but made for men to wear.” Watch our story to step into the BODE studio with founder and designer Emily Adams Bode, then shop the designs over on @shop — a new account where you can discover and buy goods from up-and-coming designers. 🌈✨

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Meet Morris the cat and Champy the horse (@champy_and_morris): the unlikely #WeeklyFluff pair who go everywhere together. “It’s a mutual friendship that Champy really initiated,” says their human Jennifer Boyle. “They’ve been best buddies for seven years,” says Jennifer. But how does Morris land on Champy’s back? He typically jumps on via a fence post which has now been nicknamed the bus stop. Photos by @champy_and_morris

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Meet Nicole and Paula, the London-based co-founders behind Black Girl Festival ( @blackgirlfest), the first arts and culture festival celebrating black British women and girls. “Coming from a place where everyone is black, then coming to a country where you’re literally being singled out because you’re black, really taught me about my identity and what it means, and not being ashamed of being a black girl,” says Nicole Crentsil, who moved to the UK from Ghana when she was 5. “We wanted to create a space that we had wished for our younger selves.” This October will be the Black Girl Fest’s third year. “To see young black girls come to the festival and buy books that have black princesses in them and buy dolls that look like them, this is why we do it.” says Paula. “It’s easily the best thing we’ve done in our entire lives.” On stories and IGTV, learn more about the festival and the women who are this week’s #Advocates — our weekly series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change.✨

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“#Wimbledon is rich with history and is the home of tennis,” says professional tennis player Naomi Osaka ( @naomiosaka). “It means tradition, grass, sunshine, strawberries and cream.” This is Naomi’s third time at the oldest 🎾 tournament in the world. Wimbledon ( @wimbledon) turns 142 years old this year. “I’m doing what I love every day and it’s so rewarding to inspire the next generation,” says the 21-year-old, originally from Osaka, Japan. “I am very grateful.” As for Naomi’s advice to her younger self? “I would tell her that there are times when it’s not easy, but just to keep pushing through and dreaming big.” 🌟 #WomenUnite

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#HelloFrom New York, New York. Come take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry with photographer Eric Van Nynatten ( @ericvannynatten). “The view of the harbor and skyline — it’s always impressive to see. And it’s free!” Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured. Photo by @ericvannynatten

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Hello, friends! ❤️ 🐾 #CatCon greetings from the one, the only... Nala Cat (@nala_cat). 🎀 Right MEOW on our story, spend the day at the big @catconworldwide event — happening all weekend — with this very sweet girl. 😻

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Actor and recording artist Miss Benny (@miss_benny) gained the confidence to fully express himself by seeing fellow LGBTQ+ people online. 🌈🤠 “It's how I became comfortable with my own identity,” says the 20-year-old. “It was absolutely crucial for my survival. So I try to pay it forward by being the loudest and most unapologetic version of myself in hopes that it will reach someone who needs to see it.” This month, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by sharing stories of #UntoldPride. Follow along later on as we shine a spotlight on people who are making a difference just by being themselves, and check out @lgbt_history to see even more stories of #UntoldPride. Photo by @miss_benny

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Meet Wednesday ( @hellomynameiswednesday). They’re a nonbinary illustrator and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. 🎨 “[In galleries] we don’t have queer bodies or artists, and it’s why I decided I wanted to make queer art,” says Wednesday, who encourages people and artists across the LGBTQ+ community to share their work and their experiences. “We deserve to see ourselves. We’re going to be the next gen in the UK, and we’re going to make some huge differences.” 🌈 Today on our story and on IGTV, learn more about Wednesday’s work (and life) in #Advocates, our new weekly series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change. ✨