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3 Rising Social Media Influencers You Should Be Following

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Social media changes daily, as well as the world around us. If you are looking for guidance in your life, new recipes, or places to travel, you might consider looking at Instagram influencers. Millions of people share many aspects of their life on social media. Many influencers have different niches, such as food, travel, and so many others. I took time to talk to 3 influencers about their accounts, goals, and more. Although there is a plethora of influencers on Instagram, here are my top picks.

Trina Hannah

The first person is @trina.hannah. Trina's whole goal is to brighten someone's day. She has a beautiful and bubbly personality, and can always cheer you up when you are down. I interviewed Trina and got some wonderful answers!

"Hello!! My name is Trina Hannah and I am a positive fashion content creator. I’m currently 18 years old and am studying Graphic Design at Siena Heights University. My goal with my platform is to brighten people's days whenever I can!"

What makes your account different from the rest?

"What I think makes my account different from the rest is that it has a purpose. My purpose has always been and always will be to brighten people's days. This can be just bringing a smile to someone's face through something I’ve posted, or sending them an encouraging message to help them through something."

What inspired you to create this account and share your life online?

"During the pandemic, I felt useless and like I could be bringing something to people, but I didn’t know what. So, I first started a Youtube channel, then read to other platforms. Honestly, I love sharing my life online. I like people to see someone who acts in real life on social media."

Do you get hate for sharing your life on social media?

"I wouldn’t say it's so much hate as it is judgment, but yes, I do. I’ve had people tell me that I am being “cringe” and that no one cares about what I post. I haven’t let it get to me though, because I know what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, and at the end of the day, you should be doing this for yourself."

Trina is an unforgettable person. Her presence never goes unnoticed, and she is such a pure and wholesome human being. I am so glad to have made contact with her.

Sonia

The next amazing influencer I talked to was @sonia_travelsmom. Sonia lives in Italy, which I felt made this interview even more special.

"My name is Sonia and I deal with travel and lifestyle. Through my Instagram account @sonia_travelsmom, I talk about my professional life and my life as a travel-loving mother. I describe myself as a volcanic person, full of energy, who loves to experience all the nuances and emotions that life offers in color. Since I was a child I have always been 'a little out of line,' and loved being in company, having fun, and discovering new things. Throughout my life, this desire for discovery and comparison has led me to the irrepressible desire to travel non-stop. The desire to share was born from the deepest meaning of traveling, to give added value to my readers."

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I asked everyone the same basic question:

What makes your account different from the rest?

"My account differs from the others because I try to convey my experiences spontaneously and genuinely always try to communicate what struck me, what gave me a sensation. On Whentravel, I like to try to savor the place or the experience using the 5 senses."

What is one thing you would like to tell someone about your page?

"The message I want to convey to the people who land on my page is that it's never too late to start traveling and that every journey enriches you by making you a better person. As Pat Conroy says, "Once you've traveled, the journey doesn't, it never ends, but it repeats itself over and over again in the quietest corners of the mind. The mind cannot separate itself from the journey.” Traveling you realize how small the place you occupy in the world is. I also dedicate this page to those who are unable to travel due to force majeure and I hope, even if only virtually, through my page, they can experience my journey with me for a bit."

What is your favorite place you have been to and why?

"Among all the trips I've made my heart has remained in the east. I love Thailand for its colors, flavors, the contagious smiles of the people, the slow rhythms, and the peace that unintentionally radiates one's soul. And from Thailand, a trip that I will never forget is the one to Japan. Setting foot in Tokyo is a flash because it's like stepping into the cartoons we watched as children. The sailor uniforms, the sweets, the fluorescent writings, the pretty girls, the shy boys... It's all exactly like that! I define it as a journey within a journey, it's like being catapulted into another world!"

Sonia's answers showed me how amazing it is to travel! Anyone with a yen to travel should immediately look at Sonia's page.

Healthy Little Vittles

The last content creator I talked to was Gina @healthylittlevittles.

HEALTHY LITTLE VITTLES is a food blog created by certified health coach and published author, Gina Fontana, that focuses on gluten-free + vegan + plant-based recipes. Here you'll find simple, flavorful meals, many made in 30 minutes or less! All eaters are welcome, there is a little something here for everyone!

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What makes your account different from the rest?

"My recipes are both gluten-free and vegan. There aren’t a ton who focus on both. I think that my photography also sets my account apart from the rest- I mean, we eat with our eyes first! ;) I also hope to appeal to everyone, regardless of dietary preference- so I try to make things that are approachable and easy."

What inspired your passion for food?

"I was diagnosed with Thyroid Disease in 2013 after searching for answers to my unexplained life-long health ailments. Since then, I have found significant relief from changing my diet to a gluten-free, plant-based, mostly vegan lifestyle and a desire to share that with others. I have made an impact by sharing my story and providing hope to others like me, as well as to others who simply seek healthy alternatives. My drive to help people has fueled me to work hard at perfecting my craft. What started as a hobby to help other people (and hold myself accountable) has transformed into a small business that I love!"

What is one of your favorite recipes?

"Gosh, I have so many! My husband always jokes about not having the same meal twice because I’m always creating new recipes for the blog, but I would have to say we come back to my Butternut Squash Spinach Pasta often! It’s so easy to make and it’s so delicious and nourishing, not to mention the most popular recipe on my blog!"

Some would say that needing to eat with many dietary restrictions is not fun, yet her recipes are exceptional! When I found Gina's page, I stumbled upon a safe haven for anyone that has been through similar things as Gina.

To continue, some other pages deserve just as much recognition.

  • @thetravelingred is a mom that has been to 43 countries!! She was born and raised in Miami, and her page is the definition of aesthetic.
  • @amanda.ghee is an influencer with lots of delicious recipes!!
  • @hellospoonful is a mother and wife, as well as a nutritionist. She is based in Atlanta, GA, and loves peanut butter!
  • @passporttofriday is a travel advisor. She was born in California and currently lives in NYC!
  • @girlgoneabroad is a travel photographer that has traveled the world!! Lauren's feed is pasture-perfect.
  • @kenachock is a lifestyle influencer that posts about all of her adventures! She also helps small businesses get exposure by posting about their products.
  • @betweenthislife is a dentist with a passion for beauty! She posts about makeup, skincare, and lifestyle.

Some may say that just looking at an Instagram page for guidance is pointless. However, many of these influencers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. These beautiful people all have a message that they want to convey to the world and to the people around them. Although social media changes daily, phenomenal advice can come from looking at someone's life. Whether it be recipes, life advice, travel suggestions, skincare recommendations, or makeup routines, anyone can find something they relate to.

Tali Kean
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Tali Kean is a young dancer and entrepreneur who never stops chasing her dreams. She loves to write about topics that matter to her. Outside of writing for The Teen Magazine, Tali loves to compete at high level dance competitions.