Recently, Marje over at Kyrosmagica tagged me in the #Girllove Challenge.
The girllove challenge was launched by Lilly Singh, known as Superwoman on her YouTube Channel. A beautiful, 27-year-old Canadian vlogger, actress and rapper, she became fed up with the hatred girls can show to their fellow females in schools, jobs and definitely on social media. She created an empowering video with women sharing their respect for other women in their lives. Click to watch this great video The Girllove Challenge. All proceeds from the views go to The Malala Fund, helping educate girls around the world. (Loved her book I am Malala, by the way! A must read for women and men)
The Girllove Challenge asks women to compliment other women over social media using the hashtag #Girllove.
For blogs, the challenge includes:
- Tell your followers who inspires you, a famous woman who may be dealing with negativity on a daily basis.
- Tell your followers who inspires you in real life. Someone you interact with quite often.
- Tag 5 women bloggers who you feel some girllove for and compliment them. Tell them why you love them then comment on their latest post with a link to your #Girllove post.
If you get tagged, follow these steps on your own blog and if you’d like to do it anyways – then do it! More love to spread around!
I have been enjoying Marje’s blog for a few years now and I thank her for the love! She is a fellow author and has tons of good writing tips on her blog. She also has book reviews, author interviews, inspiring images, quotes and her own poetry and Haikus. You could spend hours just reading her posts and what an enjoyable time it would be.
So, here goes:
Princess Diana always inspired me with her grace, generosity and elegance. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Royals, but I don’t think I could deal with the rules and protocol day in and day out. And I really think Princess Diana got the short end of the stick from the Royals and the press. Then she eventually finds some true happiness with Dodi Fayed and is killed shortly after. I am inspired by her strength in the face of negative press (even in the Royal household) to do so much charity work and raise two sons, then by her courage to seek a divorce and true happiness for herself.
“I’d like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.” Princess Diana
To learn more about Princess Diana and her life, click Biography Online.
The woman who inspires me in real life is my mother. I’ve always been close to my mom, but it wasn’t until I had a family of my own that I really understood all she went through to raise my two sisters and me. To raise kids, you need a big bag of patience from which you can draw an unlimited amount to see you through each day. My mom taught me patience but also to treasure each and every day with my sons because all too quickly kids grow up and move out. Following her example, I’ve learned to remember those less fortunate than I, that forgiveness is important and to seek out my dreams despite any obstacles. Thanks Mom!
5 women’s blogs I’ve recently discovered are:
Friendly Fairy Tales – Brenda Davis Harsham writes kid-friendly stories and poems. If you’re still a kid at heart, like me, you will enjoy her site.
The Linda Life finds the all important humor in life. She’s also pretty crafty 🙂
Gypsy Life – “Life is a journey not the destination.” I can relate to her gypsy tendencies for I love to travel, too.
Musin with Susan – Susan Gutterman has wonderful photography, bringing more beauty to the world.
The Ninth Life – K. L. Register is a fellow writer and spaghetti lover. Her blog shows her journey through life with all its ups and downs to encourage others.
That is my post on #Girllove. Now, go out there ladies and show a little love 🙂