Youtube Lilly Singh (also known as IISuperwomanII) wrote a post on Motto recently, saying that while competition can be a good thing, taking it to the point where you tear down other women and compete “over things that don’t make sense” needs to stop. That’s where #GirlLove comes in:
I want to make it cool to compliment other women rather than compete with them. You start by going on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatever, and complimenting another woman—ideally one in your same field to truly attack that idea of senseless competition.
Singh enlisted lots of other female Youtubers like Shay Mitchell, Hannah Hart, and more to participate in the video above discouraging girl-on-girl hate. Singh notes, however, that the #GirlLove campaign goes beyond social media:
But #GirlLove isn’t just a tweet. It’s about being proactive to catch yourself in all those moments where you feel unnecessary pressure to compete with another woman. I recently caught myself giving a pretty girl the cold shoulder because I felt intimidated. She was so gorgeous, and it made me feel insecure. I wasn’t even aware until someone pointed it out to me. I was so embarrassed! I recognized those thoughts and made a point to be more friendly to her because there was no reason to be cold.
In addition to the social media campaign, Singh says she will donate the money made from views of the video above to the Malala Fund to help girls go to school. Who are some of the awesome women you love?
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