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Brittney Beadle (@brittneybeadle) does not put off anything for tomorrow. “Do it now,” she advises. “Live in the moment and enjoy your life.” In May 2015, Brittney was diagnosed with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, at the age of 18. “I felt I was alone,” Brittney says. “There are some young women in their 20s who I found, but still no one who was “my age” young, with breast cancer.”
By sharing her journey, she hopes to help others in a similar position. “Whenever I have to go through a new treatment that’s really hard — like when I had radiation to my brain — I think, ‘OK. Yes, this sucks. I have to do this. But you know what? I get to live.’” #BreastCancerAwareness
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“I love connecting with people,” says documentary photographer Samyukta Lakshmi (@samlaks). “I think it’s a privilege when people open up their lives to you and let you tell their story through photos.”
Samyukta is currently on the ground in her hometown of Bangalore, India, for the five-day #Diwali festival, a Hindu holiday celebrated throughout the world. “Diwali is the festival of lights,” she explains. “It is the celebration of good over evil, light over darkness.”
Watch our Instagram story right now to take in the sights and sounds of Diwali celebrations from all over India.
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For Manu Espinosa Nevraumont (@manumanuti), weekends are spent taking photos with friends — and colorful backdrops. “I wanted to express how important photography is to me, and how it’s a part of my everyday life,” says Manu. “This photo includes one of my favorite places in the city and one of my closest friends.” #WHPmyeveryday
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After becoming a stay-at-home mom, Shaina Sullivan (@shaina_sullivan) focused more on capturing everyday moments with her camera, like this one between her son and his great-grandmother. “Never did I imagine life every day with a child, but now that it’s here, I can’t picture life any other way.” ❤️📷 #WHPmyeveryday
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The energy and movement of downtown Los Angeles made its way into designer Domingo’s (@domingoxlatarde) #WHPmyeveryday submission. “My inspiration was the interaction between people and the city,” he says. “Every day on my way to work I see all different types of people. There’s always something happening in downtown LA.”
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Comfortable, secure, confident in your own skin — this is what body positivity means to Leia Immanuel (@artdr3am). For the past three years, Leia has dealt with hormonal acne. “I used to try and cover it all up with makeup,” says the eighth-grade student from New York. “Slowly, I began to accept that my acne is natural. I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin and body, and it’s changed the way I’ve seen people and the world.” Her advice to others? “Self-confidence comes differently for everyone. Being confident in your skin takes time and learning. Stay true to yourself and most importantly, keep an open mind. People are different, and when you accept that, you can accept your differences.” #NationalBodyConfidenceDay
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“Fragmented” was the word that came to mind for Veronika (@kutovakika) when describing her day-to-day life. “Thus, a picture of a puzzle,” she writes in her caption. “Every day might not be a dance on roses, but sometimes the puzzle comes together just right.” 🌹 #WHPmyeveryday
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Lines from a poem by Australian poet Erin Hanson provide daily inspiration for Alessandra (@its_me_zazie) and her children: “And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’/ Oh, but my darling,/ What if you fly?” 🕊 #WHPmyeveryday
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Every morning for the past five years, photographer Vineet Vohra (@vineet_vohra) visits the bus terminal to observe “different people, buses, changes of weather and changes of mood.” 🚌
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmyeveryday.
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From the golden pellets of sprouted grain they feed their chickens to the ingredients that make it to their kitchen table for supper, nearly every bite of food Kirsten Bradley and her family eats is grown on the sustainable farm where they live in Victoria, Australia. “Homegrown food tends to be very delicious,” she says. Kirsten is part of Milkwood (@milkwood_permaculture), a school where people can learn how to build sustainable farm systems. Along with an extended community of educators, Milkwood offers courses on everything from natural beekeeping and mushroom cultivation to biointensive growing, an organic vegetable growing method designed to maximize harvest in small spaces.
Soon it’ll be growing season in Australia, so Kirsten's family is busy planting tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings and making sure the bees pollinate their fruit trees in hopes of a big summer bounty. And then? They wait. “Growing of food is not an instant process, and it needs patience and perseverance,” she says. “But watching people bloom out of consumerism into makers and doers is really quite beautiful.” #WorldFoodDay
Watch our Instagram story to see what life is like at Milkwood.