Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly

@drewkelly

Social media strategist. Former expat in North Korea. Currently: Colorado. iPhone only. @everydaydprk curator. drewkelly.ig@gmail.com
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Drew Kelly

@drewkelly


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Colorado Summer ||| Being a short drive away from the mountains is something new for me. After living abroad and growing up in Southern California, I've come to appreciate being in close proximity to nature. Few things can top being outside with the ones you love. Glad to share these moments with my wife and our two pups. ||| colorado loveland

9 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Seattle Alley Slice ||| seattle latergram

29 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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21st Century Seattle ||| For the past few months, I've felt that my personal creativity has been zapped. Working a full-time job doing social media for a company has left me with little creative drive to passionately pursue the outlet I once loved while living overseas. It's a tug of war. Those who work in creative industries, how do you fuel personal projects outside of your 9 to 5? ||| seattle spaceneedle

33 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Beautiful Seattle ||| seattle washington

40 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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πŸ’₯πŸ‘΄πŸ»β˜•οΈπŸ’₯ ||| emojisinthewild seattle

41 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Flushing, New York ||| Chilly June morning here in Queens ||| queens nyc

72 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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May in Colorado β„οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™„||| colorado fortcollins

92 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Family Outing πŸΆπŸ¦ŠπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’Ό||| fortcollins colorado

117 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Colorado Weekend πŸ”πŸŒ²||| I grew up in Southern California close to the sand and water. After going to college in flat Illinois, I craved waves and fresh morning air every time I came home. It wasn't until I lived in North Korea that I came to appreciate and love mountains. North Korea is 73% mountainous and has many untouched, seldom visited national parks. Though it would take 2 to 3 weeks to process the paperwork with the government for a visit to some of these places, it was something I always looked forward to. The opportunity to "escape" the confines of my compound in Pyongyang left me often day-dreaming of hikes and mountains as I taught university students. Today, mountains remain a source of refreshment after a weeks work. I look forward to the day when I can freely hike with my Korean friends. ||| colorado

130 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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A year ago I asked a group of Instagram friends to come with me on a tour of North Korea for the 2016 Pyongyang Marathon. After living there for 4 years and never being allowed any outside guests from home, I was finally able to share this world in realtime and not solely on Instagram. I look back a year ago today with the knowledge that the week with these friends in this closed country was the start of closure on a truly unique chapter in my life. Thank you for coming along and experiencing this country with me! ||| pyongyang northkorea

131 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Refugee Crisis ||| Last summer I worked on a project along the South Sudan / Uganda border. My task was to document a radio program seeking to bring peace and reconciliation to South Sudanese refugees pouring into Uganda. Though these refugees came from the same country, they represented over 60 tribes. Imagine 60 political parties living in your neighborhood or city. Different ideology, dealings with conflict, and thoughts about women's rights. I saw first hand the power of radio to bring these tribes together and work through historical conflict. I believe that mass media can be used as a tool for sharing stories of hope and reconciliation. We need more of this among our warring tribes here in America. ||| uganda southsudan

140 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Dreaming of distant lands. ||| myanmar

148 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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For nearly 4 years, I worked in Pyongyang, North Korea at a private university just outside the capital. For me, @instagram was a way to share with family and friends the closed world that they'd never be able to see. After taking thousands and thousands of photos, I'd sift through them to pick the "best" with the desire to share a story of my life in North Korea. What excites me most about the new multiple post feature is the ability to share collective moments of time, the potential to inform about culture and news, and for me personally to be able to give a glimpse into foreign and different countries I lived and worked in. Loving what everyone is posting so far! The following are scenes i'd often see during my weekly shopping trips while living in Pyongyang. ||| pyongyang northkorea

171 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Come here! πŸ€— ||| colorado fortcollins

174 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Happy Valentines Day ❀️! Hope you all get to explore and have lots of new adventures with the ones you love. ||| laos vientiane

185 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Colors of Vientiane, Laos πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦ ||| laos vientiane

191 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Bangkok -> Denver ✈️ ||| Time to swap out sunshine for snow πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈβ›„οΈ |||

194 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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Treat Yo Self πŸ’†πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ ||| laos vientiane

194 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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A Lao Airlines flight attendant greets the ground crew at Luang Prabang International Airport. ||| Currently in route from Chiang Mai to Vientiane, Laos. ✈️✌🏻️ ||| laos luangprabang

198 Days ago
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Drew Kelly

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🐱✨🐯 ||| Chiangmai thailand

206 Days ago