Priyanka Chopra has extended her support towards #GirlLove. So have Tyra Banks and Shay Mitchell. If the buzz around #GirlLove has you flustered, we have you covered.
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman, has launched #GirlLove, an exciting campaign to put an end to girl-on-girl hate. Sometimes simple things like a girl’s makeup or clothes, or bigger, more meaningful ones like her success, leave other women feeling jealous. Instead of celebrating women for their achievements, the jealousy often leads to what’s called girl-on-girl hate, which comes out in the form of ugly rumours or character assaults accompanied by the casual usage of terms like sl*t or wh*r*.
Emphasising the same in a video created by her to promote the campaign, Superwoman got together with a host of famous YouTubers who talk about girl-on-girl hate, the need to end the same and the women who inspire them (basically the ones they want to shower their #GirlLove on). You can take a look at the video here and share it too, because each view generated from the video will help donate money to the Malala Fund for girl child education.
The Canadian YouTuber also took to her Instagram page to thank everyone for all the support pouring in for the campaign. She wrote, “I’m so overwhelmed and thrilled with all the attention my recent #GirlLove campaign has gotten. Thank you to everyone who has been posting and sharing the message. I wanted to take this opportunity to write a few words about the campaign. #GirlLove isn’t just a trend or a fad.Nor do I wish for it to be a “viral video” that has a hot minute. The way I see it, #GirlLove is about making a conscious decision that results in a long term change. Ladies, at some point we’ve all had that hostile thought or feeling towards another woman and having that thought or feeling doesn’t make you a bad person. We’re all complex humans. Believing in #GirlLove doesn’t suddenly rid you of those thoughts. It’s not a spell and we’re not wizards (unless you’re Emma Watson in which case, you’re totally a wizard and I’m sorry. I love you). However, #GirlLove is about being self-aware and recognizing those thoughts so you can take control of your mind and change the way you think over time. It’s about taking jealousy and turning it into self-improvement. It’s about comparing less and supporting more. It’s about addressing all the reasons you feel the way you feel about another girl, whether they be related to yourself, your family, the media or society. And then, it’s about having the strength to behave in a different way and make a positive change.Although fuelled by social media, #GirlLove isn’t just a tweet or instagram post. It is a challenge we should accept today, tomorrow and everyday after. The next time the temptation to participate in girl-on-girl hate presents itself, be self-aware, take control of your mind and make a positive change. That’s #GirlLove. (sic)”
Girls, go out there and tweet or Instagram some #GirlLove to the woman who inspires you. You never know the huge difference your words can create in their lives and the positivity they can bring in yours too.