If you are a woman living in 2015, chances are, you’ve scurried to the bathroom with a tampon or pad tucked up your shirt sleeve or in your back pocket or maybe even in your waistband — you know, if it’s summertime and you don’t have shirt sleeves and your back pocket is exposed to the world (i.e. your coworkers). Because periods aren’t supposed to be talked about and evidence of them is certainly not supposed to be seen. At least that’s how we’ve all been conditioned. But one Philly woman, Louelle Denor, a philosophy student at Temple, has taken to Instagram to counter this idea with a very bloody selfie capturing her face, a Softcup, and a hand covered in period blood.
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If you need a weekend to recover from your weekend, we don’t blame you — it was a big one for fitness in Philly! From Kevin Hart’s pop-up run at the Art Museum Steps to the Philly 10K to the Philly Naked Bike Ride, there was tons of sweaty fun happening around town. Below, our 15 favorite photos from Instagram to sum up this weekend’s events. Read more »
You know what’s hard? Picking the best ten of about a zillion awesome food instagrams from this past week. You know what’s even harder? Trying to do that without snacks (I couldn’t make it– thankfully the office has cake today).
Moral of the story? Have something delicious by your side before you look at these. You’ll thank me later.
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It’s time to put the hours you spend scrolling through Instagram to good use (don’t worry, we’re totally guilty, too). Instead of stalking your new coworker or ex-boyfriend until you’re in 88 weeks deep and accidentally “like” a photo (awkward), use your Instagram addiction as a way to add some new healthy recipes to your repertoire and discover some awesome Philly eats.
We rounded up 10 Philly-based Instagrammers who love healthy food just as much as we do. So next time you’re stumped on what to make or where to go, check out the accounts of these local healthy food bloggers, coaches, chefs, and dietitians for some drool-worthy healthy-eating inspiration. Read more »
Pumpkin BYOB, #4 on our list of 50 Best Restaurants, is doing its tasting menu justice with its Instagram posts. Look for bright colors, seasonal foods and updates on their changing menu.
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This past Saturday, July 4th, all eyes were on Philadelphia’s gay community as they hosted a 50th Anniversary LGBT Civil Rights celebration, including a reenactment of the first Annual Reminders protest and a star-studded commemoration outside of Independence Hall. We scouted our Instagram followers to find some of our fans sharing great shots throughout the afternoon’s festivities. Below, in no particular moment, are some of our favorite pictures (we do have to give a big shout-out to GALAEI for capturing some amazing moments of the protest). Read more »
Nicole Angemi via Instagram
When you go into the hospital, you probably don’t expect that your tumor, gangrened leg or, God forbid, dead body will wind up on Instagram. But thanks to one local hospital’s pathology assistant, who moonlights at Drexel University as a teacher, it could happen. South Jersey’s Nicole Angemi routinely shares pathology and autopsy photos with her 350,000-plus followers on Instagram (she swears none of them are her patients), so we reached out to her to find out how a mother of three wound up with such a gruesome hobby. As a condition of the interview, we agreed not to reveal the hospital where she is employed.
See below the interview for a gallery of some of the photos she has shared. Read more »
From the @meangirlsarthistory Burn Book Instagram.
Trust us when we tell you that this is, like, so fetch: There’s an Instagram account that makes majoring in art history (unlike being in the mathletes) so popular that you’ll become high status man candy before you know it.
We’re pretty much in love with the Mean Girls Art History Burn Book (@meangirlsarthistory) that juxtaposes classic works of art with quotes from the popular movie. It’s genius, and it’ll surely prevent you from becoming a fugly slut. Unlike butter, we assure you that it’s not a carb, and we suggest checking out the gallery of images from the Instagram account below before we call you a home-schooled jungle freak. Of course, head over to the Instagram account yourself and follow it for more fetch updates.
And we promise we won’t tell anyone that you smell like a baby prostitute.
One of the most beautiful things about Pride is that, no matter where in Philly you celebrate, it’s an annual reminder that it really is a full community of so many different types: Every gender, sexuality, color, and social status come together for the same reason. Sure, at first glance, there’s a heck of a lot of half-naked dudes strutting on stages, but when you pull back the layers, you can see the faces of Pride are so varied and so beautiful, that it’s hard to ignore. We were keeping a close eye on your Instagram pictures today and selected a collection to share with you that we think captures that essence of variety, and what Pride is all about. Read more »
Guys, spring has sprung and it is freakin’ gorgeous outside. There is green all around! Trees are in bloom! The sun is shining! If you don’t believe me, these Instagram photos from all around Philly are here to back me up. Check ‘em out, lace up your sneakers, and go soak up the lovely scenery for yourself. Read more »