Thank you so much to a couple of my blogging sisters, Lisa Tetting and Erika Kind for nominating me for the Girl Love Challenge. Here’s a little bit of info. on how and why this challenge was started.
The #GirlLoveChallenge was started by Lilly Singh. You can read more about her below:
Lilly Singh is a 27-year-old Canadian vlogger, actress, comedian and rapper. She was tired of ‘girl-on-girl hate’ in schools, workplaces and social media, so she decided to reverse trends by promoting #GirlLove. In her empowering video, young women speak out about their respect and gratitude for other women in their lives. Proceeds from video views will go to the Malala Fund to help educate girls around the world. The goal of the fund is to “enable girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities.
Lilly’s challenge was to compliment other women in social media using the hashtag #GirlLove. In the blogging world, the challenge has become more detailed.
Here’s what you do for the #GirlLoveChallenge:
- Tell your followers about a famous woman who may be dealing with negativity on a daily basis. Tell us why this woman inspires you.
- Tell your followers who inspires you in real life, a woman you always interact with.
- Tag five women bloggers who you love. Compliment them and tell them why you love them, and comment under their latest post with the link to your #GirlLove post!
If you get tagged, please do the post on your own blog. Add the tag ‘Girl Love’ to your post, so we can see them all! Let’s start 2016 with LOVE for each other!
- There’s several famous women who’ve inspired me throughout life. For this challenge I’m going to choose Selena Quintanilla Perez. Why? Selena was a Tejana singer and fashion designer from Corpus Christi, Texas. I think she faced a lot of negativity throughout her life when she performed in the U.S. and Mexico. Hispanics are the largest minority in the U.S. yet they are still underrepresented in most industries. Despite facing prejudice in the U.S. and Mexico for being Mexican-American, she continued to thrive in her two passions in life. Hispanics are sometimes caught in the middle of living in two separate worlds. Selena’s fan club president and ‘friend’ Yolanda Salidivar was ‘in love’ with Selena. At the same time, she was also jealous of Selena’s fame so she murdered her. Selena paved the way for other aspiring Latina singers, actors, etc. Unfortunately, Selena became more famous after her death.
2.In real life, I’m inspired by my mom and grandma. Both women are strong individuals. Both have taught me different lessons throughout life. They both taught me how to cook and do household chores. The most important lesson my grandma’s taught me is to always stay humble and be grateful for everything I have. Both love me unconditionally and have seen me at my best and worst.
3. I’m challenging the following five bloggers/friends.
Element Healing– Sharon always blogs about positive life events. She also does a daily draw . The draw basically tells you what your day is going to look like.It’s always a joy conversing with her here in WP world.
Marielli– Marielli blogs about life as a mommy to a 2-year-old daughter. I always enjoy reading about her family’s adventures, along with chatting with her on Twitter and here.
Victoria– Victoria’s blog is always so positive and uplifting. She includes a lot of Bible verses, ways to reach life goals, etc. Victoria is a 20-something year old mommy and wife.
My Spanglish Familia– This is one of my favorite blogs here! She’s completely blunt and honest but a very caring person. She blogs about being bipolar, her family life in Canada, her two sons and husband, etc. If you want to learn Spanglish, I highly recommend this blog!
Last but certainly not least, my good friend and fellow blogger Johnna from All Things Chronic. Johnna blogs about the drug war/industry. She also has amazing photography skills! She blogs about events in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well.