On the night of the Golden Globes, expect actress Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) to let loose with her fellow “This Is Us” cast members — the first-time nominee can’t wait to celebrate. “I think people have been hungry for a story about human connection and the intricacies of family dynamics,” says Mandy of the show’s appeal. “The obstacles and struggles the characters in the show are facing are universal and have really struck a chord in the hearts and minds of fans of the show.” When she’s not filming, Mandy hangs with her loved ones, hikes with her dogs in Southern California and shares lots of everyday moments with her fans. “I love having the ability to share my highest highs and the smallest, seemingly most insignificant moments of my life with a whole group of friends and strangers alike,” says Mandy. “And getting responses in real time is always a trip.” Photo by @mandymooremm
Thanks to a few carefully placed mirrors, hands emerge from the sand in Sonora, Mexico. #WHPreflections Photo by @pacodelosmonteros
“Upside down and right side up,” writes Carla (@carlaeez) in the caption to her #WHPreflections submission. Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project. Photo by @carlaeez
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Music has always been a part of British singer Liam Payne’s (@liampayne) life. “When I was 6 years old, I sang karaoke for my granddad,” says Liam. “I knew then that I loved to perform, and now I’m doing something I’ve always dreamt of.” Today, Liam, now 23, performs around the world — first with the band One Direction — and now as his own solo act. With a new single on the way, Liam’s days are spent in the recording studio, practicing his dance moves and promoting his upcoming track, all while finding time with his newborn son at home in Surrey, England. “It’s an exciting time, both professionally and at home,” he says. “I feel incredibly fortunate to be in the position I’m in.” Watch our Instagram story now to spend a day with Liam leading up to the release of his new single. 🎤
With the blue hour waning along France’s Atlantic coast, a horse and rider passed by Pascale Fourteau (@halluci_nantes) as she took in the view. “The sound of the ocean empties my head and the sunset calms me,” she says. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @halluci_nantes
Hello, world! It’s time for your dose of #WeeklyFluff. Cookie and Kanpei (@usausausa1201) are two rabbits from Japan who always manage to pose for the perfect shot. When they’re not chomping away on a leafy green snack, they do their best to stay on trend, regularly rocking new styles of bonnets, wreaths and other chic headwear. Follow @usausausa1201 to ensure you never miss a look. 🐰 🐰
“On the second night of our boat trip, the sea went rough and our boat leaked. One of the pumps stopped working and water was pouring in faster than the single pump could take out. The boat was floating in the sea like a matchbox.” Looking back at this photograph, photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor (@bbatoor) recalls his perilous journey in 2012 across the Indian Ocean, seeking refuge from Pakistan. Batoor is Hazara, a marginalized ethnic group from Afghanistan, his parents’ birth country. He grew up in Pakistan, but moved to Afghanistan to work as a photojournalist. However he found himself targeted in both countries for his ethnicity and his profession and was forced to flee. “I am far from my family, but Melbourne is my home now,” says Batoor, who, after nine months in Indonesia, was relocated to Australia through the UN refugee agency’s resettlement program. “I have been welcomed warmly here. Taking photos of everyday life is important for me now, because when I look back, I see what we had and what we have lost. #WhereIComeFrom, life was uncertain. You never knew whether you would come back home safe.” Watch our Instagram story to see more photographs of the global refugee crisis, installed in the streets of Melbourne, by the photojournalism collective Dysturb (@dysturb). Photo by @bbatoor
Lake Garlate became even more picturesque when a swan drifted by. “I grew up on the shores of this lake, nestled among the beautiful mountains,” says Manuela Riva (@bellavitamanu) of her hometown in the Italian Alps. “I love to travel all around the world, but only here do I really feel at home.” #WHPhomesweethome Photo by @bellavitamanu
Home = a kitten between the cushions. 😸 Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to #WHPhomesweethome. Photo by @franky.hoki
“Is it croissant time yet?” Dominique (@allthatisshe) and her daughters catch a few extra winks before breakfast in bed. 🥐 #WHPhomesweethome Photo by @allthatisshe
Growing up in Kampala, Uganda, soccer was the after-school event all the kids looked forward to, says Joel Nsadha (@joelnsadha). “We just played and played and played.” #WHPhomesweethome Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project. Photo by @joelnsadha
For the past 10 years, José Naranja (@jose_naranja) has filled up notebooks with his adventures and reflections, synthesizing the wealth of the world around him. “Traveling is the best investment I can think of; it is the essence of freedom and being alive,” says José, who’s originally from Madrid. “The planet we’re living on is too interesting to not try to discover it.” Equipped with his essential tools for the road — an assortment of pens, a pencil and eraser, brushes and watercolors — the pages of his notebooks are composed with great purpose and thought. “The goal is to create notebooks where the pages are all related and make a whole, like a mandala,” he says. But even still, José believes the best notebook is the one you make yourself. Discover more stories from the Spanish-speaking community on @instagrames. Photo by @jose_naranja
“There was just this puffin and me,” says Karl Steinegger (@karl_steinegger), of this moment he shared in Dyrhólaey, Iceland, near the Reynisfjara beach rock formations. “He looked at me and I looked at him.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @karl_steinegger
“We used to refer to our family as a pop-up family because that’s really what we were,” says @fostermoms, two lesbian moms who originally were emergency foster parents, taking care of children who needed unplanned, short-term care. After fostering “Tiny” and “Sweet,” two brothers who came to their home two years ago as an infant and a toddler, they decided to adopt them. “It is a privilege,” they say of raising their family. “It’s about being this person in the lives of these kiddos who gets to be a part of their process, to guide them and be a part of the wonder that unfolds — to be present for the challenges and work through the stuff that is going to come up.” And the moms are learning from their kids: “They’ve taught us to just slow down and pay attention, and to appreciate them for who they are, for where they come from.” #MothersDay Photo by @fostermoms
“Growing up, my mom always had this monster flower garden,” says Grace Lam. She and her four siblings own Fivefork Farms (@fiveforkfarms), a fresh-cut flower farm, inspired by their mother’s passion for planting. In 2012, after years of working in finance, Grace was ready for something new and a 38-acre (15-hectare) property in Upton, Massachusetts, provided the perfect opportunity for change. Running a family farm is a lot of work, but everyone has a role and pitches in. “I’m not going to lie,” starts Grace, “it’s hard working with family. But at the end of the day, we’re still a family, and that’s all that matters. We can be honest and open with each other, and we get over things really fast. So, it’s sort of like the old times, just playing outside as kids.” #MadeToCreate Watch our Instagram story to see how Grace and her siblings are prepping for #MothersDay weekend. Photo of @fiveforkfarms by @aimeelee_photo
“On April 5, 2016, my brother-in-law, Andrew Roberts, took his own life,” explains Luke Ambler (@ambler09). He’s the founder of Andy’s Man Club (@andysmanclubuk), a UK-based community that offers men a space to talk about the real issues affecting their lives. “It really upset me that Andrew didn’t speak, and I realized that lots of people are struggling to talk, and no one was offering a safe space. I came up with the idea for a coffee club that came from me and the old man, me dad. We used to meet every Saturday morning. I started thinking: ‘Why couldn’t we turn this into a Monday evening, where guys can come and talk about real stuff?’ Now, we’ve got 11 clubs all across the country, and we’re hoping to expand now across the world. I wish people could understand more of what people are actually going through — not everything is as it seems. If you walk into a coffee shop and someone behind the counter is a bit snappy with you, it’s not because they’re an ignorant or arrogant person. They might just be dealing with stuff. It’s about not taking anything that you can see on the surface and being a bit more compassionate to others, really. We’re all dealing with stuff constantly.” #hereforyou Learn more about how our community is sharing their mental health journeys and supporting one another. (Video link in bio) Photo by @andysmanclubuk