Woman Living Through Greatest Civil Rights Moment of Her Lifetime Continues to Only Post Photos of the Basil She's Growing

In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter Movement has gone mainstream, and people across the country are getting involved. But you wouldn’t know it based on Danielle Denyer’s Instagram feed. In the last two weeks, Denyer has continued to post only photos of her basil plant. The basil was planted from seed on April 9th during an Instagram live as “an act of hope in a dark time.” Since then, the plant’s progress has been shared, uninterrupted, regardless of the downwardly spiraling news cycle or the police spraying tear gas less than a mile from Denyer’s home. As the existence and severity of systemic racism becomes apparent to more and more Americans, Denyer’s Insta feed remains laser focused on one thing and one thing only – the basil plant, which has now grown to a semi-impressive nine inches. What’s more, the captions for the basil updates retain the same jokey quarantine-based hashtags, as though nothing has changed. “#quaraplants #quarlife #plantmom” read one. “This is weird, right?” says Denyer’s friend, Chelsea Cornell. “I mean I know she was really excited to transition the pot outside to her balcony now that it’s warm enough, but like, the rest of us have bigger fish to fry right now.” Denyer’s last update was an Insta story on Saturday, asking followers if they thought putting googly eyes on the basil leaves would render them inedible.

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