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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
Fashion
Fashion

Meet Coco, the Six-Year-Old Instagram Star

We met up with the young Instagram star, "pink princess," and style icon in Japan.
Broadly Staff
8.22.17
self-harm
self-harm

The Challenges of Blocking Self-Harm Imagery on Social Media

A new study examines the roles social platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram can, or should, play in stopping the spread of graphic self-harm imagery.
Steven Blum
7.25.17
internet culture
internet culture

Why Everyone You Know Is Oversharing on Instagram Stories

Aspiration once ruled the picture-based platform, but users are starting to treat the social media app more like Twitter and Facebook.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.12.17
revenge porn
revenge porn

Rob Kardashian Could Go to Jail for Posting Nude Photos of Blac Chyna

In a disturbing Instagram rant, the reality TV star and sock designer posted revenge porn of his ex-fiancee, a misdemeanor in California.
Gabby Bess
7.5.17
Instagram
Instagram

The 16-Year-Old Activist Who Lets Teens—and Only Teens—Run Her Magazine

Em Odesser is the fashion editor of 'Teen Eye Magazine,' a writer, and an activist—and she doesn't even have her driver's license yet.
Linda Yang
4.26.17