With Misty Copeland becoming the first African-American principal dancer at the American Theatre Ballet last week and Serena Williams making history with her four consecutive Grand Slam titles in Wimbledon this past weekend, we know that black girls rock! There’s no denying that we can accomplish any feat and break down any barrier placed before us. We are smart, beautiful and powerful!
That’s why Procter & Gamble’s (the company behind beauty brands such as Covergirl, Pantene and Olay) My Black Is Beautiful “All Together Beautiful” campaign is the perfect way to celebrate us. In a world where beauty is often defined by the outer exterior, this challenge invites Black women and girls to redefine the standard of beauty as a standard that defines beauty by – integrity, strength, character and spirit, as well as values positive actions, and celebrates those who are reaffirm this standard everyday.
Far too often neither our inner nor outer beauty is appreciated or acknowledged in mainstream media, TV or films—leaving it up to us to honor ourselves. And, while self-love is great, it’s just as important to support, uplift and encourage our fellow BGs too! That’s why I’m thrilled to share this “pay it forward” challenge with you!
Simply follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Record a video that celebrates a woman who you believe is “All Together Beautiful”.
2. Share this video across your social media pages using hashtags #MBIB & #AllTogetherBeautiful
3. Challenge another woman by tagging them on social media to do the same for someone else.
Check out the video below to hear whom a few editors and online influencers believe are “all together beautiful!”:
Who do you believe is “All Together Beautiful?”