Photo by @piggypoo_and_crew Hello, world! It’s time to meet the five rescue pups and the Vietnamese potbellied pig who make up @piggypoo_and_crew. From left to right, there’s Rika, Slick, Nya, James, Bashe and Chowder. “When I look at my crew, I see the reflection of who I am in them,” says their human Shelby, who lives in Southern California. “Their happiness, their safety, their health, their whole lives rely on me and I will never ever let them down.” Love #WeeklyFluff? Follow the hashtag to stay connected to the community.
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Photo by @365ken In Ken McFarlane’s (@365ken) portrait work, two common threads weave through: strength and dignity. “What is often highlighted in our communities is not necessarily the only thing, the best thing or the things that we know to be true,” says the photographer, based in Philadelphia. Reclaiming representations of the black community is important to Ken. “I believe in giving agency or utilizing our own agency in reflecting ourselves in the larger sense,” he explains. “What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others sacrificed allows me to have the mindset and the perspective that I have. My goal is really to open new windows of opportunity so that new heroes and heroines can be known.” This post is in honor of #MLKDAY in the United States. Watch our story to see more from Ken.
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Video by @ropestylers Based in Paris, four athletes — Pauline (aka “Popo”), Kevin (aka “Choco”), Jeff (aka “Wens”) and Brandon (aka “BlackLee”) — make up The RopeStylers (@ropestylers), a professional double Dutch jump-rope group, among the best in Europe. Their favorite part of double Dutch? “Liberty!” says Wens. “Liberty to dance, make tricks, juggle and jump on the rope, but also liberty to be yourself — it’s accessible to all and can be practiced differently depending on the individual.” Watch our story right now to see more of The RopeStylers’ skills.
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Photo by @thatbloom “I waited. I waited a lot,” says Roland Kraemer (@thatbloom), who knelt patiently in the snow to capture this moment. “I was inspired by the fact that you don’t necessarily have to travel far to take good photos. This was taken almost in my backyard.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @nei.cruz “I get inspired in the moment,” says photographer and art director Nei Cruz (@nei.cruz), who spotted this woman’s skirt featuring rock icons in Germany. “I shoot what catches my eye — like this handmade print.” 🎸❤️ Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmystyle.