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Users Accuse Instagram of Censoring Hashtags About Sex Work and Women

Sex worker advocates are taking to social media to decry Instagram's reported censorship of words like #woman and #femalestrippers as yet another example of harmfully targeting sex workers in the wake of SESTA/FOSTA.
Leila Ettachfini
5.29.18
Britney Spears
Britney Spears

A Mother's Day Tribute to Britney Spears

The Princess of Pop was smeared as a mom during her 2007 "meltdown"—but in the decade since, she's earned a reputation as a loving and supportive parent.
Sara David
5.11.18
dating
dating

I Asked People Who Ghosted Me Why They Still Watch My Instagram Stories

Their answers range from "I'm trash" (true!) to "you post good videos of your cat" (also true).
Sara David
4.25.18
Culture
Culture

The Meme Account Hilariously Exposing Creepy Asian Fetish Guys on Tinder

Lillian, the creator of @thefleshlightchronicles, turns gross dating app messages into internet gold.
Jade Jackman
4.11.18
Art
Art

Emma Sulkowicz's New Show is a Thank You to Those Who Supported Them

After bursting onto the art scene with "Mattress Performance," Emma Sulkowicz further explores trauma and creates a literal net-work of support in their first gallery show, "The Floating World."
Linda Yang
3.16.18
occult
occult

The Hoodwitch Is Changing the Face of Modern Witchcraft

We speak to Bri Luna, the bruja behind the wildly successful Hoodwitch account, about showcasing the diverse history of mysticism.
Linda Yang
2.9.18
Instagram Spotlight
Instagram Spotlight

Instagram's Wildly Popular Gem Sorceress Wants to Heal You with Crystals

We asked crystal connoisseur Amaris Rivera about starting your journey into the world of crystals, sound healing, and meditation.
Linda Yang
2.8.18
Social Media
Social Media

Narcissists Love Liking Other Narcissists' Selfies on Instagram

New research from Sejong University in South Korea suggests that narcissistic people love selfies—even when they're not in them.
Sirin Kale
1.8.18
Memes
Memes

The Meme Queens on a Mission to Queer Instagram

As both online and IRL hubs for queer women diminish, memes speaking to their experiences are creating accessible and irreverent new communities.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
12.13.17
Instagram
Instagram

Escape the Daily Hell of 2017 with These Instagram-Famous Chipmunks

Meet Bikke and Tod, the thicc-cheeked rodents amassing Instagram clout the same way we do: with witch hats, flower crowns, and butt pics.
Broadly Staff
11.6.17
sports
sports

'I Call It Iron Therapy': The Heavy World of Women's Powerlifting

In the past few years, the number of competitive female powerlifters has doubled. We talked to women lifters about challenging ideas of strength, femininity, and "macho" gyms.
Ilana Belfer
9.1.17
Social Media
Social Media

How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged

By now, most people are familiar with the bad tendencies Instagram encourages: self-absorption, stalking, pastel-pink blandness. Two recent works—a novel, "Sympathy," and a film, "Ingrid Goes West"—take this as their subject.
Lauren Oyler
8.30.17