Imagine opening Instagram and thinking that the only comments that you are going to have are from your Mom, or the dude that you ghosted years ago that can’t get over it.
Ya, your Instagram feed isn’t expecting much. Or is that just me?
But then, you decide that you’re going to enter a contest and you think hey, long shot, but like, something to do. And it’s an actually an amazing contest where you’re showing what life is like in quarantine. It’s a contest where no matter what, you are making a change, a difference, because you’re making people feel less alone.
Kate Middleton launched the Hold Still photography initiative which focuses on three core themes: Helpers and Heroes; Your New Normal; and Acts of Kindness.
We’ve all been struck by some of the incredible images we’ve seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country,” Kate shared in a statement. “Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable.”
She continued, “’Hold Still’ aims to capture a portrait of the nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time. Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing.”
Now, I’ve been looking at the pictures and they are amazing. They are beautiful.
And Kate Middleton has taken notice and has been spending sometime on Instagram, from the Kensington Royal account, commenting on peoples entries.
“Thank you so much for taking part in the Hold Still project. I get so much joy from being outside and gardening too. C”, Kate wrote on the entry below.
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Lockdown Portraits: Ben, 72 on his allotment. Ben lives in a flat with no garden, he was allocated his allotment last year after 8 years on the waiting list. This year the allotment has been invaluable to him – he comes twice a day, finding it relaxing, tranquil, and a place to keep busy growing lots of veg. 🌿#holdstill2020 #allotment #lockdown #portrait #2metresofseparation
“A perfect example of Hold Still…the chance to re-engage and value the simple things around us. C” she wrote on another entry.
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The tonic to what is happening in the outside world are our family walks. Today the biggest managed 6km on his bike without moaning – for the first time ever, a major achievement! (The teddies come on every walk, today we had a rucksack full) #candidchildhood #wearenorthern #itsprimupnorth
I would fall over and faint if Kate Middleton commented on my Instagram. It would be step up for my feed.
You should really take a second and look at all the entries. #HoldStill2020 entries are extremely moving.