#FlowerReport is a Twitter movement we can get behind
A lot of Twitter movements use hashtags as a method of organization. Hashtags can be used to track live event recaps, but on the flip side, also as a means of spreading vile hate. Social media movements are co-opted, for good and for bad, all of the time, but amidst all the noise, there’s one lovely movement whose message is one of pure love: #FlowerReport.
Author Alyssa Harad is the person behind the latest iteration of #FlowerReport, which she started in March and cultivates every Sunday. (It was originally informally started by writer and photographer Teju Cole.) In an interview with GOOD, she revealed that while she didn’t necessarily intend for #FlowerReport to become a healing movement, through horrible chance, it evolved to become that when a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan occurred on March 27:
Since then, more horrible events—the Pulse shooting, a terrorist attack in Baghdad—occurred on Sundays, and #FlowerReport respondees, originally just looking to share their favorite flower snaps, began to become a community focused on healing images. It’s a pure desire: To put beauty and color into a world that oftentimes feels bleak.