Who's Inspiring Us Right Now

2020-06-11

As part of our team's ongoing commitment to listen to, learn from, and amplify Black voices, we've been spending lots of time scrolling, double-tapping, and sharing the names of creators and creatives we find inspiring. From stylists and editors to writers and activists, each of these women will bring inspiration and insights to your feed.

Sophia Roe / @sophia_roe

As a chef, Sophia's videos are constantly getting us into the kitchen to try new recipes. As a wordsmith, her thoughtful, beautifully crafted captions feel like a window into someone's personal diary.

Photo @sophia_roe
Samantha Irby / @bitchesgottaeat

The laughter and moments of "yesssss" relatability that Samantha touches on in her latest book, Wow, No Thank You, continue on in her feed (also expect a delightful amount of cats).

Photo @bitchesgottaeat
Georgia Medley / @georgmedley 

The London-based stylist turns an editor's eye on life, sharing fashion spreads, street style, and red-carpet moments with her fashionable POV.

Photo @georgmedley
Nana Yaa Asare Boadu / @lalanana7

Great style meets performance art in this nothing-else-like-it follow. We love Nana's fluid, free-ranging dance and the poetic words posted alongside it.

Photo @lalanana7
Lindsay Peoples Wagner / @lpeopleswagner

The Teen Vogue editor-in-chief has a feed that's reflective of her job collecting need-to-know fashion, pop-culture, and social issues.

Photo @lpeopleswagner
Kendra Dandy / @theebouffants

An artist who will instantly inject energy to your feed via bright colors and sassy, whimsical designs. Love it, buy it: Shopping is simple via Society6.

Photo @theebouffants
Paula Sutton / @hillhousevintage

Gorgeous interiors and shots of the English landscape abound in this beautiful account. It's been feeding our daydreams for years.

Photo @hillhousevintage

Julee Wilson / @missjulee

Cosmo's beauty director is stylish, sincere, and, of course, posts some wonderful beauty tutorials.

Photo @missjulee
Bonnie Morrison / @fiercegrandma

Bonnie's thoughtful words are usually exactly what we need to hear, one of the many reasons we love seeing her pop up on our feed. 

Photo @fiercegrandma
Paloma Elsesser / @palomija

As a model and influencer, Paloma is a fixture in the fashion world. Whether on the runway or in front of street style photographers, her stellar personal style is always on display. 

Photo @palomija
Trinity Mouzon Wofford / @trinitymouzon

A female founder who's never shy about sharing advice, "demystifying entrepreneurship," and sharing a look at life as an under-30 CEO.

Photo @trinitymouzon
Cleo Wade / @cleowade

A poet and artist whose thoughtful, beautiful words have a way of jumping off Instagram and burying into our minds. "Everything she does is rooted in love" as one of our teammates said.

Photo @cleowade
Shiona Turini / @shionat

A former editor turned costume designer whose good taste has likely been gracing your TV screens already (you've seen her work in Insecure and Queen & Slim).

Photo @shionat
Leah Thomas / @greengirlleah

The environmentalist and activist is a good source for constant reminders about ways we can all pursue a more sustainable life.

Photo @greengirlleah
Elaine Welteroth / @elainewelteroth

With an impressive career in media, including as editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue and a Project Runway judge, it's no surprise that Elaine's smart, energetic feed is an office favorite.

Photo @elainewelteroth
Myesha Evon / @myeshaevon

Myesha trains her camera on a variety of subjects, capturing intimate moments of daily life and stunning portraits. 

Photo @myeshaevon
Aurora James / @aurorajames

The fashion designer has always made us dream with her beautifully appointed photos. Now as the catalyst behind the #15PercentPledge, she's helping us think about ways businesses can change.

Photo @aurorajames
Morgan Amelia Miller / @mackmamamiller

Jewelry lovers will adore following along as this industry insider shares snapshots from her work and life (including plenty of lustworthy layers of necklaces, bracelets, and rings).

Photo @mackmamamiller
Chanel / @buymechanel

Obsessed with skincare recommendations, reviews, and everything in between? You'll want to add "glow expert" Chanel to your feed. "She makes the whole thing so accessible, and the products she suggests are wide-ranging in price," one teammate said.

Photo @buymechanel
Crystal Anderson / @beerbottles_chainsaws

Crystal's larger-than-life style is the type that puts a smile on your face—and inspires you to be more daring with fashion. Plus, her commitment to discussing issues that matter, including mental health awareness, is the catalyst for important conversations.

Photo @beerbottles_chainsaws

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