Thanks to Marjorie over at kyrosmagica for including me in the #Girllove Blog Challenge. Marje is a kind-hearted, spirited gal I connected with this past year, who likes to blog about the magic of writing, laughter, books, crystals, and so much more.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE:
#Girllovechallenge launched by Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on her YouTube Channel. Lilly Singh is a Canadian vlogger, actress, comedian, and rapper, age 27. She is 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 who inspires you, a famous woman who may be dealing with negativity on a daily basis.
– Tell your followers who inspire 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 post with #GirlLove post!#Girllove Blog Challenge.
I wrote a post awhile back called, Embracing Your Self-Esteem, about Whitney Way Thore, and her struggles with obesity. Whitney went from being a slim young teen to an obese woman, which began with her diagnosis of POC, polycistic ovary syndrome. She has her own show now, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, a reality show that follows her life being an overweight young woman, and what she does to feel good about herself, and empowers other women who have weight issues and low self-esteem. She’s created the hashtag #NoBodyShame and crusades about learning to love and accept oneself. You can read my article HERE.
In my real life, or shall I say, in my virtual writing life where I spend most of my days, I have to say that blogger/writer/author, Sally Cronin is very inspiring. Sally’s blog is always busy with posts from her own extremely, creative writing, to sharing and promoting of the works of others, Sally’s worldly knowledge and experience is shared in many of her articles from health to life experience.
Sally is kind, quick-witted, a lover of life and so well respected and loved in the writing community. I was fortunate enough to connect with Sally on different levels, and I’m honoured to have her as a friend. She’s inspiring, compassionate and so giving of her time to fellow bloggers. To be quite honest, I don’t know how she finds the time to crank out blogs and books, circulate multiple social media sites daily, comment on other’s blogs, and make time for her real life. I truly admire her.
Now on to my five female blogging friends I admire, the part where I get to only choose 5 is very limiting, as there are so many wonderful women out there I admire, but here they are:
Deborah Jay – I love Deb and her writing. But I love that she’s always willing to offer up her good advice, and also shares great information to other writers, and gives great in-depth book reviews.
Marcia Meara – I love Marcia because she’s spunky, witty, and runs her blog, The Write Stuff, which she created to involve other writers with challenges, book promotions, and so much more, because with Marcia, it’s always a surprise what she’ll come up with.
Elaine Mansfield – I love Elaine because she’s a warrior woman. She’s accomplished so much in her life, endured lots of love, lots of grief, and shares her emotions and lessons and experiences in life with her beautiful writings. Elaine was one of my first few blogging friends I connected with when I began blogging almost 3 years ago.
Diane Tibert – I love Diane, another early friend I met blogging, because she’s a go-getter writer who always seems to be on top of trends and updates in the publishing world. She’s a fellow Canadian author, and she never hesitates to share insights she comes across in the writing and publishing world.
Sherri Mathews – I love Sherri, my newest friend of all five here that I’ve mentioned. Sherri is a compassionate soul who has certainly lived life and has had her share of ups and downs which she’s always so willing to share with others. She’s uplifting and you can always count on her for a kind word.
So those are my nominees to take on the #Girllovechallenge. There is no obligation to carry on the challenge if you don’t feel like you have the time to participate, but if you do, just follow the rules listed above, and don’t forget to send the link to the women you’re honouring.