Best social media accounts to get you through quarantine

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Credit Tracey Le Blanc

I assume that I am not the only one that has found myself mindlessly scrolling through social media for hours on end during quarantine. Days suddenly feel a lot longer than they used to and we are all having to find new entertainment to get us through the never ending days. I realized at some point that I was following all sorts of social media accounts that brought me no source of joy or just basically made me feel bad about myself or my life. I decided to do a bit of a social media account clear out so I would only be following accounts that were positive, funny and would be beneficial to my mental health.

Here is a comprehensive list of my absolute favorite accounts that you must follow to help you through this tough time.

  1. Alison Roman (Twitter) Cookbook author and columnist for the New York Times cooking section, Alison Roman has become a bit of sensation during quarantine. She is known for her easy to make at home delicious recipes that go viral on social media. She often spends a lot of time answering detailed questions on Twitter.
  2. Bolu Babalola (Twitter) English Nigerian writer Bolu Babalola is one of my absolute favorite people that I follow on Twitter. She is beyond hilarious and intelligent who often tweets about everything from her upcoming anthology book to what she is streaming on Netflix, the good and bad.
  3. Hunter Harris (Twitter) Another amazing culture and entertainment writer, Hunter Harris is a staff writer for Vulture and New York magazine. She has a witty, niche kind of humor you won’t find anywhere else.
  4. Crooked Media (Twitter) Crooked Media is a podcast network that was started by former President Barack Obama staffers who wanted to a create a platform to discuss American politics and culture during the Trump presidency. Give them a follow if you want your news updates in a palatable way.