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As one of Japan’s top competition boulderers, 22-year-old climber Miho Nonaka ( @nonaka_miho ) is aiming for gold at Tokyo 2020, where climbing makes its Olympic debut. But it’s not just about winning, says Miho, who was crowned Bouldering World Champion of the 2018 season.⁣ ⁣ “Part of the appeal of climbing is that I can show how strong women are,” she says. “I hope that by doing my best in climbing, I can provide inspiration for women who work hard in all kinds of fields.” 🧗🏻‍♀️💪 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡⁣ ⁣ Photo of @nonaka_miho by @thomas_schermer

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Parker Kit Hill ( @parkerkithill ) refuses to be pigeonholed. “I don’t fit into any one box,” says the breakout star who acts, dances, models and more. Parker started posting videos online when he was just 17, and quickly picked up a following for his fierce attitude and outrageous sense of fun. Now 23, having come of age in selfie mode, he’s never tried to fit a mold in order to fit in. “I was always outcasted, bullied, ostracized and picked on for wanting to be me,” says Parker. “When people recognize me in public it kinda reminds me that I’m not this small-town boy anymore — and that what I’m doing means a lot to people.” 🤗 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡ ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @parkerkithill

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#HelloFrom Taimu Mountain in Fujian, China, where this bronze temple seems to float in thin air.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣⁣ ⁣ Photo by @nk7

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She’s on top of the world. Meet Coco ( @cocothemaltesedog ), today’s #WeeklyFluff who said hello from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building.⁣ ⁣ When she’s not traveling to take in the sights, Coco volunteers as a therapy dog at her local children’s hospital in Phoenix, spreading joy and happiness. 💕⁣ ⁣ Photo by @cocothemaltesedog

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Finger dancing. It’s a thing. Just ask Ryoga ( @ryoga_xtrap ), who with his dance crew XTRAP brings “tutting” to the masses. “Tutting is based on grids and geometric shapes — creating interesting illusions using spaces,” says the Japanese performer. “I literally dance with my fingers.”⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Videos by XTRAP ( @ryoga_xtrap , @zange_xtrap and @kenshin_xtrap ) with @hok @axyzm

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Sisters Sara and Avni Deshmukh ( @iconicakes ) are London teens who post daily videos with a unique, kooky style. In their posts, their bond is visible. But in reality, they’re polar opposites. “I’m spontaneous and just do whatever I feel like,” says 18-year-old Sara. “My personality is more calm and collected,” says 16-year-old Avni.⁣⁣ ⁣ The pair is not afraid to poke fun at themselves, but there is a message in the madness. “We think it’s important to be visible as two brown girls, so we can show younger girls there are people out there just like them.” 🙏🏽💕 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). And to learn more about the sisters head to @creators — the place to learn more about what it takes to be a creator from the team at Instagram, and the amazing creators who inspire us every day. ⚡️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @iconicakes

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Luca Mastroianni’s ( @loucamastro ) surreal photography is straight out of fantasyland. “I like weird things like retro-futurism, nature and religious imagery,” says the 19-year-old student, “but the starting point is always fashion.”⁣ ⁣ What began as a way to make his selfies stand out led to the photographer shooting billboard campaigns — but he still keeps things DIY. “I’m constantly photographing elements of my daily life to use in future projects,” he says. 📸 ✨ ⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Luca on today’s story, and follow along this month as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️ #2020Vision ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @loucamastro

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Juliana Horner ( @vesperucca ) is not your average Earth-dwelling creative and makeup artist. “I like creating things that invoke the nostalgia of a different planet — bending themes and images and my face and words to touch on something you may have seen in a dream,” says Juliana, who owns the cosmetics company @claropsyche where she shares her passion for saturated tones with collections that sell out fast.⁣ ⁣ Her looks have inspired a cult-like following in the #mua community, but when she’s offline she prefers to stay incognito. “I used to wear my looks out more, but now I don’t as much,” she says. “I don’t want to have a conversation about my face. But online, I’ll happily do it all day!” 👩🏼‍🎤⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @vesperucca

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In an ultimate matchup of the 🐅, the LSU Tigers ( @lsufootball ) claimed a well-earned victory over the Clemson University Tigers ( @clemsonfb ) in last night’s 2020 College Football Playoff national championship ( @cfbplayoff ), hosted in New Orleans. 🏆⁣ ⁣ Watch our story to catch 20 prime-time moments from the big game. #geauxtigers 😉🏈

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“I grew up being told that black, fat women aren’t seen as feminine,” says model La’Shaunae Steward ( @luhshawnay ). “The world tells us that we can’t do what we want because we don’t have ‘the look.’” But since she started modeling four years ago, La’Shaunae has already walked in New York Fashion Week. ⁣ ⁣ The 23-year-old is adamant that the best is yet to come: “When I see more of us on the cover of major publications, not just used for shock value, then I’ll feel like my message to the world has been successful.” 🙌🏾 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @luhshawnay

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#HelloFrom a cold and snowy day in the Old City of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. ❄️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @matildegattoni

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Today’s #WeeklyFluff stars the snow-loving @mainecoonqueens . These three majestic cats — Lizzie, Luna and Tiara — are free to roam and play in their winter wonderland. 🐈❄️🐈❄️🐈 ⁣ ⁣ Videos by @mainecoonqueens

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Lolo Zouaï ( @lolozouai ) writes heartfelt music that embraces the highs and the lows. “I talk about feeling disconnected from my dad’s Algerian roots, and I think a lot of people have related to that,” says the artist, who grew up in San Francisco. “My music is just about feeling what you’re feeling and acknowledging it.”⁣ ⁣ When Lolo’s breakout track “High Highs to Low Lows” went viral, a global community sprang up around the artist. “It’s not a superficial community, it’s real feelings and real stories,” says the 24-year-old. “I value it.” 💞⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo of @lolozouai by @murielmargaret_

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At 6’5” and with a fierce sense of style, lifelong class clown Denzel Dion ( @denzeldion ) can’t help but stand out. “I was always the big kid in class and it just made me feel like an outsider, so I cracked jokes to distract from my size,” says the 21-year-old professional prankster, who’s also famous for his viral videos, namely his hilarious celebrity commentaries. “The message I hope to share is that you can be yourself. You have a voice and should never mute it or dim your light just to please others.” 🌟 ⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡⁣ ⁣ Video by @denzeldion

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Aggie Nam’s ( @3217_3217_3217 ) sculptural eyewear transforms ordinary spectacles into something spectacular. “Think of it as a facial accessory or decoration,” says Aggie of her wild, nonfunctional creations.⁣ ⁣ The Korean designer of @godsomware makes everything by hand, often incorporating everyday objects like earrings and scissors in unexpected ways. “Sometimes ideas suddenly pop into my head and when it happens, I don’t hesitate and get straight to work,” says Aggie. “Some take me as little as 10 minutes to make and others can keep me up working all night long. My work is more about quantity than quality.” 👀💥⁣ ⁣ Learn more about Aggie on today’s story, and follow along this month as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ).⚡ #2020Vision Photos by @3217_3217_3217

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Melati Wijsen founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags ( @byebyeplasticbags ) with younger sister Isabel when they were just 10 and 12 years old. Their fight against plastic pollution paid off last June when plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam were banned in Bali, where they live. “Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with only ocean separating our 17,000 islands,” says Melati, now 18. “And yet we are the world’s second-largest source of marine plastic pollution. Plastic is everywhere.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now with Youthtopia, a peer-to-peer education program, the activist is empowering more young people to fight for the causes they believe in. “If not us, then who?” she says. “If not now, then when?” ✊🏼🌈 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by @melatiwijsen

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Alyssa Carson ( @nasablueberry ) isn’t just heading for big things — she’s heading straight for Mars. The 18-year-old is prepping for the first mission to the red planet as part of space academy @project_possum , a NASA-supported program for citizen scientists, making her the youngest-ever trainee astronaut.⁣ ⁣ “Colonization may not happen in my lifetime, but the beginning definitely will,” she says. “I hope to inspire other kids to follow their dreams, because it definitely doesn’t get much crazier than what I’m doing.” 🚀☄️⁣ ⁣ This month, we’re looking to the future with #2020Vision . Follow along as we share the stories of 20 people to watch in 2020 (and beyond ). ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Photo by @nasablueberry

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Tonight on our story: We’re at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards ( @goldenglobes ) with actress and singer Sofia Carson ( @sofiacarson ) whose thoughts on hosting the red carpet for the first time are giving us all the feels. 🥰⁣ ⁣ “I feel deeply honored to be a part of the magic that is the historic Golden Globes,” said Sofia. “Pinch me, please.” 💖✨⁣ ⁣ For more pinch-me moments, head over to our story to see the star-studded event that highlights the best in television and film. 🎞🎥📺

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It’s #GoldenGlobes weekend and we are spending the day with first-time nominee Cynthia Erivo ( @cynthiaerivo ), who’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the new film “Harriet” has earned her not one, but two nominations. But the actress and singer-songwriter is a seasoned pro when it comes to playing strong female leads — from Broadway to film and now television, she is on an unstoppable roll. 🎭🎬📺⁣⁣ ⁣ “Because of all the characters I’ve played — Celie, Harriet and now Aretha — I have been lucky enough to learn about resilience and the power of the woman and the strength within. And to learn about the fact that I’m enough, and you’re enough.” 💕✨⁣⁣ ⁣ Head over to our story to see what the actress is up to before the @goldenglobes ... and trust us, you’ll want to listen with sound on. 🔉🎶😉

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Love is in the air on today’s #WeeklyFluff . 💓Meet globe-hopping bunny Miffy ( @bunny .nyc ) and his girlfriend Stewie as the pair take in the view on the way to Las Vegas. Video by @bunny .nyc

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Hello higher self, it me. 👋⁣ ⁣ “The new year is a great way to refresh,” says illustrator and tarot card creator Danielle Noel ( @daniellenoel .art ). “Setting intentions does not need to be stressful, as we can take tiny, gentle steps by simply first checking in with ourselves.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Illustration by @daniellenoel .art

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When #NewYearsEve means going out all night AND seeing the sun rise and shine. 🌚✨☀️⁣ ⁣ Sisters Liberty ( @liberty .mai ) and Mathilda Mai ( @mathilda .mai ) are ready to ring in the new year with looks inspired by the celestial sky. “Wear an outfit that's mind-blowingly out of this world,” the Maibee ( @mai .bees ) designers say. “Just make sure you can still dance in it.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photo illustrations by @liberty .mai and @mathilda .mai

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“When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut,” says artist Scott Listfield ( @scottlistfield ). “I thought I’d grow up and live on the moon with my robot best friend and my flying car.” 👨‍🚀🌒💫 ⁣ ⁣ Scott’s home isn’t off Earth (yet ), but he’s made more than 400 paintings featuring the same astronaut exploring the unknown. “I find the deserts and mountains of California to be as beautifully strange and alien as the moon,” says Scott, who lives in Los Angeles.⁣ #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ Illustration by @scottlistfield

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#HelloFrom Shirakawa-go, a historic village in Japan’s Gifu prefecture. The steep, thatched-roof farmhouses, which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are designed to withstand heavy winter snowfalls. Photo by @hirokingraphy

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