Women Aid Girls in ‘Challenge Accepted’ Photograph campaign on Instagram

Actress Kerry Washington participates in the Challenge Accepted Instagram fad that observes women.
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If you are on Instagram you may see that your feed may be bombarded with black-and-white pictures of girls with the hashtags #ChallengeAccepted and #WomenSupportingWomen. The viral effort is a means for girls to display their admiration for some other girls who inspire and encourage each other. Women from all walks of life — famous and not-so-famous — are observing selfies with positive representations concerning the value of inspiring and supporting other women. They’re additionally empowers different girls to do the exact same in their own Instagram accounts.

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As many as over 3 million photos have been posted with the #ChallengeAccepted or #WomenSupportingWomen hashtags.

“Love this very simple means to lift up each other. #challengeaccepted,” model Cindy Crawford posted an Instagram photo of herself on walking along a beach. “Thank you for nominating me @vanessabryant.”  Here’s more information on the campaign and how you can participate.

“Challenge Accepted. Cherishing, encouraging, and thinking in girls is just one of my biggest joys,” actress Clare Grant posted on her Instagram on Monday. “Women adoring me, encouraging me, and comprehending me is just one of my biggest strengths. Big like to the girls who nominated me, all of whom I am hugely in awe of and motivated by.”What is it?The Challenge Accepted campaign is a way for women to support one another and celebrate themselves. The challenge consists of women posting a black and white picture of themselves while using the hashtag #WomenSupportingWomen. The post also includes a thank you to the woman who nominated them to participate.Women are then nominating one woman (or more) privately in their direct messages to post their own black-and-white selfie with a supporting comment or two about the importance of female friendships and sisterhood.

“Be convinced no matter how much makeup you’ve got on. You stone exactly how that you look!” actress Felicia Day posted on her Instagram.Why are women participating?Women are participating to show their appreciation for those women who have inspired them in their goals — personal and professional — as well as to celebrate female friends who have stood by their side or given them support when they needed it most. Backlash?While the idea of women empowerment seems like a positive message to send during the Instagram challenge, not all women agree it’s the best way to encourage women to celebrate their accomplishments and address current challenges. 
I just hate that women want to feel empowered and the first thing they believe of is selfies— ali segel (@OnlineAlison) July 27, 2020

“I think that if that ‘movement’ featured trans girls, or showcased female companies or achievements or girls in history, it’d make more sense,” podcaster Ali Segel told that the New York Times on Monday. “But the notion of the as a challenge or trigger is actually lost .”

(Side note: Trans women such as actress Candis Cayne have also been participating in the challenge on Instagram.)”I simply hate that girls want to feel enabled and the very first thing that they think about would be selfies,” Segel tweeted.Segel wasn’t alone in her concerns about the challenge.
You’re not alone here. I really don’t get this brand new “challenge” possibly. would not it be more suitable to instead post work we’ve recently appreciated that was made by other ladies? (Books, docs, magazine articles, beauty products, programs, charities, etc…)— Natalia Buia (@itsbooyeah) July 27, 2020

“I don’t get this new ‘challenge’ either; wouldn’t it be more appropriate to instead post work we have recently enjoyed that was created by other women? Books, docs, magazine articles, beauty products, apps, charities, etc.,” author and electronic manufacturer Natalia Buia tweeted.

Who has done ?The diversity of women engaging is remarkable. Just within my own Instagram feed actresses, scientists, activists, directors, CEOs, coders, players, and much more are sharing their love for other women who inspire them and keep them moving.Celebrities such as Ava DuVernay,  Demi Lovato, Halle Berry, Jeri Ryan, Kerry Washington, Felicia Day, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Chung, Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba, Taraji P. Henson, Amber Midthunder, Marlee Matlin, Eva Longoria, and a lot more are posting their photographs to assist the effort profit momentum.Here are a Few of the Numerous selfies being posted around Instagram: