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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.