Starting my professional Instagram account in Summer was one of the best decisions I made in 2020. It gave me something to focus on when my lab was shut down and inspired me to start this blog. When I need an outlet, I usually turn to writing, but taking and editing photos has allowed me to explore a different kind of creativity. I’ve met an awesome community of students, researchers and STEM professionals and even got a paid commission! If you’re thinking about starting a studygram or SciComm account, or if you want to promote yourself or your work, I recommend checking out these Instagrammers for inspiration. In no particular order, here are the 21 accounts I think you should follow:
These are just a handful of the accounts I’ve connected with in the STEM Instagram community. You can find even more inspiring humans if you follow me @kat.writes.science and check out my ‘Follow Friday’ story highlight. Who inspires you? Feel free to share your favourite accounts in the comments below.