Twitter remains the preeminent social media tool that helps us stay in the know. Our feeds are filled with news, music, and random hashtags on just about anything you can imagine. The site gives us pure comedy and fast news, but where are the pick-me-ups?
Well, these are some of the actors, musicians, and activists who love to give inspirational vitamins to their followers. Having a balanced feed of chaos and uplifting tidbits is something we all need in this fast-paced world.
Check out some inspirational people you should start following on Twitter right now. We’re sure these fine folks will leave you inspired!
dream hampton (@dreamhampton)
Author, filmmaker, and journalist dream hampton starts conversations on social media that keep her followers in the know. She also shares details on her special projects and as of late, even her favorite summer reads.
At my thinnest and youngest I dressed modestly. It was a choice. Never in my life felt the need to police the next woman’s life. Yeesh.
— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) June 3, 2014
Kevin Powell (@kevinpowell)
Another author worth the follow is Kevin Powell. The activist continues to start conversations on violence and the war between black youth and America. Powell has used Twitter and other social platforms to stage peaceful protests on the East Coast.
The older generations, our elders, are dying slowly but surely. We who are younger mustn’t waste life away. Find your purpose. And live it. — Kevin Powell (@kevin_powell) June 2, 2014
Pharrell’s presence on Twitter is still fresh, but the musician and famed producer has continued to spread joy and happiness with uplifting tweets and sweet lyrics from his latest album G I R L.
Not anyone better nor anything worse. No one more blessed nor cursed. Just you. Just us few. Just you. We are as we do. #✨ 💚 #DearGirlTour
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) May 21, 2014
Folorunsho Alakija (@alakijaofficial)
Philanthropist and businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has used her fame and fortune for the greater good. Alakija made headlines last year as the world’s richest black woman thanks to her fashion empire and other successful companies in Nigeria. On Twitter, Alakija gives weekly ‘Words of the Week’ with tidbits about growing to your full potential.
I love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson ” do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” — Folorunso Alakija (@alakijaofficial) June 2, 2014
Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn)
The talented actress and advocate of all things girl power, Munn speaks her mind on Twitter frequently. She also shares her projects with the environmental community and gives tips on going green.
If you see someone getting bullied, stand up and help them fight back. Let’s all join the war on bullies!
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) October 22, 2013
Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH)
Russell Simmons is the perfect person to follow on Twitter. The business mogul gives reflective quotables for almost any situation that’s bound to come your way. He also shares his many passions, including current events and dialogue about the Smarter Sentencing Act. Find out more about the Smarter Sentencing Act here.
Look past material success and find sustainable, long term happiness inside yourself.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 4, 2014
Diddy’s motivational tweets about courage, balance, and happiness will put a smile on your face. The hip-hop mogul also takes the time to give his followers advice and promote his many projects.
Your mistakes should be your motivation, not your excuses.
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) June 4, 2014
Keke Palmer (@kekepalmer)
Keke Palmer’s star power will be great for your TL. The 20-year-old is active on Twitter when it comes to pop culture, but also provides advice on love and life. Palmer is currently hosting her own daytime talk show on BET. Expect plenty more informative tweets from the actress and singer this summer.
Mean words can’t do much to a happy person. Some cases you might get sad for a moment, then you remember who & what u are. 👑
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) June 4, 2014
Issa Rae (@IssaRae)
The actress and creator of the YouTube hit Awkward Black Girl, Rae’s YouTube page provides variety with shows about love, relationships, cooking, music, and more. She keeps followers updated on her shows via Twitter and shares some of her own daily struggles.
We’re the only generation that will leave various, “I am dead,” “Dead!” “dying!” social media laughter behind when we’re ACTUALLY dead.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 22, 2014
Katy Perry (@katyperry)
Katy Perry’s popular singles like “Firework” and “Roar” aren’t the only reasons she’s an influential person on Twitter. Katy set the record for the most followers this year, with over 50 million. The pop star tweets sweet messages to her fans and shares some of her tour stories and moments with friends and family. Her bubbly tweets will certainly make your day.
Word of the day: Nobody can make you feel bad about yourself if it’s not something you already believe about yourself! 💅
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 2, 2014
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