Valley kids support Valley kids — at least here we do, and we always will. These Instagram accounts are run by San Fernando Valley residents and range from small businesses to non-profits to fashion. 

Read on to see which of these accounts you can check off your list and which you need to add ASAP. Also, this is (obviously) not a complete list. If we missed your favorite page, let us know: We’ll add it!


1. Valley Community Fridges

The Valley community fridge purchases and provides food, water, and clothing to unhoused folks in the Valley.

2. The Valley of Change

The Valley of Change organizers have been protesting police brutality, noon-8 p.m., on the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard for almost 200 days straight.

3. Tía Chucha’s

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore is a Valley cultural hub in Sylmar “where art and minds meet for change.”

4. Pacoima Beautiful

Pacoima Beautiful is involved in local policymaking and supports local arts and culture to promote a healthy and sustainable San Fernando Valley. (You go, Pacoima Beautiful!)

5. Valley Gems

Created by Valley girl Diana Bonilla, Valley Gems is an Instagram account dedicated to “highlighting and celebrating the amazing beings and places of the San Fernando Valley.”

6. Valley Relics Museum

If you’re into Valley history, Valley Relics Museum is the account for you. They share the good stuff, like this photo below that’s from 1947 (!).

7. San Fernando Valley

If you’re looking for picturesque landscapes or photos of Valley landmarks, look no further than the San Fernando Valley Instagram account.

8. Somos Familia Valle

Somos Familia Valle, which shares its initials with the San Fernando Valley, is a community organization created and led by local, low-income, first-generation college students who are LGBTQ+ people of color and immigrants.

9. Valley Views SFV

Valley Views SFV is a radio show on 101.5FM that shares the stories of brilliant people from the San Fernando Valley every Sunday at 10 a.m.

10. My Valley Pass

My Valley Pass serves as an “online visitors’ guide dedicated to highlighting all of the arts, entertainment, and music exclusively in the San Fernando Valley.”

11. Meet the 818

Meet the 818 is “a local’s guide to the San Fernando Valley” run by Valley resident Danrochelle D. Yumul.

12. 818 With Love

818 With Love provides essential items, such as clothing, food, and drinks, to unhoused neighbors in the 818.

Fashion and apparel

13. By Narges

By Narges is a fashion blog and Instagram account by ever-so-stylish Valley girl Narges Motamedi.


Founded by Valley girl Alisa Damaso, VLY GRL is a brand that smashes stereotypes about Valley girls through apparel and poetry.

15. Viva La Bonita

A lifestyle and apparel brand founded by San Fernando Valley native Rachel Gomez, Viva La Bonita is “inspired by the spirit of the Mujeres who are fearless.”

16. Simple Threads

Three months ago, go-getter April Diaz decided to share her impeccable style via her very own Valley Village boutique.

Photographers and videographers

17. 818 Insider

Started by Valley kid and realtor Nestor Aguilar, The 818 Insider showcases the ‘hood through dope photos and amazing video content of different Valley landmarks.

18. Victor Greenwood

Photographer, activist, and Valley kid Victor Greenwood is also the creator of Sincerely Vic POV, where you can see different areas of the Valley as well as shots from the current protests and general happenings in the LA area.

19. Valley Haunts

Valley Haunts highlights architecture and oddities in the San Fernando Valley.


20. Guayaba Kitchen

Guayaba Kitchen makes plant-based food available to people in the Valley.

21. San Fernando Valley Eats

According to their Instagram bio, San Fernando Valley Eats is the “number one source for food and drinks in the San Fernando Valley.”

22. Suz the Foodie

This is one of our favorite accounts. Suz the Foodie always brings the fire when it comes to food and drink recommendations in the Valley.

Plants and candles

23. Valley Girl Apothecary

Michelle Alvarado is the boss at Valley Girl Apothecary, where she makes and sells candles, but also posts dope spots around the Valley.

24. Valley Girl Gardens

You guessed it: Valley Girl Gardens is your go-to for all things plants in the Valley. You can also get apparel, sage, crystals, and other goodies from Valley Girl Gardens.

25. Siren Coast Candles

Valley girls and close friends Jessica Fuentes and Samantha Koneck handcraft gorgeous soy candles in recycled glass.

Did we miss your favorite Valley-based page? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email, or DM us on Instagram.


As a writer and first-generation Mexican American born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I'm passionate about celebrating the communities in the 818. That passion fueled the founding of Viva the Valley in November 2020 and it continues to fuel its upkeeping. Full time, I'm a writer and editor at California State University, Northridge. I also am a freelancer and work with editors at websites and magazines as well as small business owners who want to share more on their business blogs.

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