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HBD πŸŽ‚ @therealoctaviaspencer, TY for reassuring us that comfortable shoes are key because we're ditching blisters + bandaids forever. πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

Ruling the world with and without makeup. DIY and lifestyle YouTuber @heykayelle gets real about the pressures from society to look a certain way and the real reasons she got a nose job. βš‘οΈπŸ‘ For the full video, tap the link in bio.

Tag your brunch crew because this is definitely going on the weekend menu. #ad πŸ‘
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Very-Berry Whole-Wheat Pancakes
Serves 3 (makes 6 5-inch pancakes)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup (for cooking) + 6 tbsp (for topping) Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Greek Nonfat Yogurt
1 egg
1 cup almond milk
Cooking spray (organic coconut, recommended)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries or diced strawberries
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Special Equipment
Metal whisk
9-inch nonstick skillet or pan
Instructions
1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. One at a time, add 1 cup yogurt, egg, and milk. Whisk until smooth.
3. Over low-medium heat, heat cooking spray in skillet.
4. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the skillet, and let set until it bubbles, about 1 minute. Then add 6-7 blueberries or 4-5 strawberry pieces on top.
5. Once pancake edges begin to brown, stiffen, and bubble, use a spatula to carefully flip the pancake.
6. Cook the other side until golden brown, about 1 1/2-2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 until no batter is left. Cook time will shorten for each pancake as the pan becomes hotter.
8. Distribute remaining yogurt on top of pancakes, allocating about 1 tbsp per pancake. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.

Tag someone to recreate this photo with ASAP (and to go diving in a pool of 🌈rainbow🌈 sprinkles with). 🍦
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The Chinese dragon dance (similar to the 🦁 dance) is performed during festivals like Chinese New Year and China's National Day. The longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. Dragons are believed to symbolize good luck and possess qualities of power and dignity. πŸ‰
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@auliicravalho is best known for playing the title character in #Moana. At only age 16 she has already broken barriers as the voice of Disney's first Polynesian princess. She is a native Hawaiian with a multicultural ethnic background. We're fully convinced that she'll be making 🌊🌊🌊 after her powerful rendition of the Oscar-nominated performance of How Far I'll Go with #LinManuelMiranda.
In celebration of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth this May, we're featuring some of our favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander American thinkers. They'll tell their stories about the rewards, challenges, and realities of straddling two identities β€” especially when the compatibility of the two has recently come under attack.
Illustrated by @paulinapizza
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Comment with what Black joy means to you.
We spoke with @amberjphilipps and @jazonyamine, the hosts of #TheBlackJoyMixtape podcast about being Black in media, petty Black feminism, and the hilarity of the Bow Wow Challenge. Tap the link in bio for the full video.
#R29SmartSips is an #InsideR29 series of educational talks for our team here at #Refinery29 to gain inspiration, continued learning, and exposure to different ways of thinking and working from a variety of industry thought-leaders and general badasses.✨

Takin' a stroll through The Meadow and embracing the technicolor vibes all around us. #ad 🌈 If you're in NYC, head over to this must-see event at the @highlinenyc. The installation is free πŸ‘ and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., now until June 4. ✌️
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Can @bellahadid take all of our #Boomerangs from now on?πŸ’‹βœ¨ Beauty director, @catquinn chatted it up with #BellaHadid about why her new fragrance with @bulgariofficial reminds her of her parents' young love and how beauty helps her find "inner peace.”
To read more about @bellahadid's new gig, tap the link in bio.

Tag a friend to help you make these @smirnoffus Cherry Lime Ice Pops. See the full recipe below! ⬇️ Drink responsibly.
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Photographed by @meganmadden
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Cherry-Lime Rickey Ice Pops
Serves 10
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
5 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
10 oz lemon-lime soda
40 cherry gummy candies
Instructions
1. Combine lime juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda in a pitcher or large measuring cup.
2. Place 4 gummy candies into each ice-pop mold.
3. Pour juice and vodka mixture into molds, leaving 1/4 inch of space in each.
4. Place cover on ice-pop molds, and gently insert sticks between gummy candies. Lightly tap molds on the counter to remove any large air bubbles.
5. Transfer molds to freezer and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours or overnight.
6. Remove molds from freezer, and gently remove pops from molds. If pops are stuck, briefly run molds under tepid water.

"I've never really fit in anywhere my whole life, except now... I just couldn't relate to many people back in Korea. I moved back to Korea from Canada for 4 years after high school, and I couldn't adjust to my own culture.
In elementary school I was definitely bullied because I didn't hang out with just Koreans – I was always the one to be friends with whoever I click with, and for some reason I couldn't really relate and ended up feeling excluded because I wanted to hang out with other friends too. I supposedly was 'not Korean enough' for them.
I decided to come to United States because I remember visiting NYC when I was very young and telling myself I'm going to move here one day. Here in the United States, everyone tends to accept one another easily and no one readily judges you. You don't really have to hold yourself back and that's how I want to live my life – you can find your niche here and I have found mine in the Lower East Side." β€” @milkizm
@milkizm is a New York City based artist and creator. Her work is inspired by her upbringing in Korea and the struggle to fit into her Asian culture.
For #APAHM, we partnered up with @yungwolftown to highlight Asian Americans through the #norientalseries, who are using their voices to progress the #AAPI narratives.
"Oriental is often used as a misguided compliment usually to reduce our culture into a word because it is rarely fully understood. As Asian women, experiencing all the false stereotypes regarding us is absolutely tiring. Like that we are submissive, quiet and obedient.
There is also a mass fetishization of Asian women in society. All that can be traced back to colonization in Asia. There is a lack in physical representation in media when it comes to Asian Americans. Through these images, it is our way of showing the different variations of Asian femininity that is unapologetic & authentic." β€” @yungwolftown
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#AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
#AcknowledgeIsPower

Decorate the bottom of your legs the same way you would the lapel of your coat because they're equally important (and it's warm enough to just ditch all outerwear).
Photographed by @stephaniegonot

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