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All Hail the Quarantine Queens – The Girls on the Gram Who are Keeping Us Whole

We have to give it up for the femme fatales who are unmoved about slowing down on beautifying themselves and motivating us to stay fresh and inspired while we all try to figure out this new normal during social distancing. A deserved round of applause is definitely warranted.

Chocolate Glam

When you look at Temitope Adesina’s social media, also known as @naturallytemi you are instantly touched by her families’ #dontrushchallenge. Just to see all of their beautiful friends turn into the glamorous kings and queens they are, it’s so fun to behold. It  makes us smile. To hear Temi talk about doing her own twists during this time while also watching her and her husband Lare speak on their birthing story, introducing princess Genesis is heartwarming. This family is royal no matter which way you cut it.

Soul Train

Watching Angela Manuel Davis on her Instagram is like watching a fire that is not willing to burn out no matter how much water you try and douse it with. She is guiding massive amounts of people through this quarantine with her newest venture @AARMY, a community-based team training circuit that includes intense cycling, cardio, bootcamp and circuit classes. She’s part teacher, preacher and trainer. Remember that one tear Denzel cried in Glory? You’ll catch more than one falling while watching the Fitness Evangelist on Instagram. She speaks life to people. Get into her @angelamanueldavis.

Food is Fuel

Jazz Smollet is the mom, cook and lifestyle host we all want as our bestie. She’s teaching us her family recipes from scratch with frozen food (so cool!), because lately going out for groceries feels like you’re preparing for battle and most of the time that’s all that’s left during this shelter-in-place period. Not only is she soothing our souls with these culinary treasures but she’s bringing us pure joy as we watch her and her mini enjoy sweet moments together. Thankfully for us she has a book called The Family Table: Recipes and Moments from a Nomadic Life out now. @jazzsmollet

Ode of Joy

Model Natasha Maloney’s Instagram breathes fresh wind to our indoor spirits. It’s full of inspirational quotes, her beautiful wedding video and even a #dontrushchallenge. Natasha reminds us that we can have our cake and eat it too. The way she has wholeheartedly embraced motherhood keeps us all going, especially during such a challenging time @iamlovely2

Symphony Personified

Watching singer songwriter Melanie Fiona on the gram is pure joy. Not only is she serenading us with her melodious vocals, but she’s dropping gems of knowledge on letting go of the things we don’t need and acknowledging how quarantine life has allowed us all to get back to the basics of  connecting with our families and friends. Watching her dance to reggae, workout and love on her 4 year old son has made us all want to embrace where we are, right here, right now. Thank you @melaniefiona.

Self-Care Maven

@earthmamamedicine aka Veladya is a holistic nutritionist and owner of @earthmamamedicine. To watch this queen pregnant and using these comprehensive practices to butter her sometimes itchy belly or going on a retreat (pre-coronavirus) to the Dominican Republic for healing and kinship with other women is spectacular. We feel a major stream of love flowing from those videos and pictures. We wait with deep inhalations to see more!

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