Who Gets to Be an Equestrian?

Shaquilla “Shaq” Blake at Pine Hill Farm in Taunton, Massachusetts. Celeste Sloman At 10 a.m., it’s already as hot as midday. Shaquilla “Shaq” Blake, a rising Black equestrian, finishes feeding the horses at a stable in Massachusetts as part of her student work in exchange for riding lessons. Wearing black breeches and a T-shirt that…

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Romantic Vibes From the Start

Amanda Herrera and Olujimi Akili Tommasino met through a mutual friend, Kyrah Daniels, on a move-in day at Harvard. Although Ms. Herrera, 31, and Mr. Tommasino, who is 32 and known as Akili, were feeling the same romantic vibes as they helped Ms. Daniels settle into her dorm room in August 2010, they continued moving…

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It Was Love at First Follow

Dr. Sharath Puttichanda was an emergency-medicine psychiatrist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence in December 2019 when he stumbled across Sundeep Dosanjh’s Instagram posts from Machu Picchu. A neighbor was off on an adventure in Peru while he was stuck home in wintry New England, Dr. Puttichanda (left) said, so he began wandering on the…

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