Happy Friday! If you are a regular reader or even a regular social media follower, you will know that I often talk about putting positive content into the world. We are indundated with content from every direction. We have music, television, movies, social media and beyond. It doesn't matter how hard we try, we can't escape getting hit over the head with content whether we like it or not.
Unfortunatley, a lot of that content is negative and being surrounded by negativity can get very exhausting. There is a saying Negativity begats Negativity. Heavy right? But the good news is this.
positive minds lead positive lives
Taking from that I wanted to share some people using social media in positive and fun ways. These are just three of my favorite posts this week.
Who doesn't love Amy Poehler? Not only is she smart and funny but she is using her celebrity for good with Amy's Smart Girls where they not only help young girls but they use the internet to spread positive imagery, words and energy of girls and women everywhere.
Here is a snipped from the website and if it doesn't convince you that this belongs on my list today, then...well I don't know.
The Written Runway is a great site dedicated to fashion and lifestyle topics. While it does not focus only on women, it's lean towards women and portraying strong visual of images of them through fashion will get you excited to get back in your closet.
She loves fashion so much, she even gets her dog Bentley into the mix. She swears he loves it. How awesome is his birthday pic?
Here is how she describes her mission;
"In 2011 Ambyr broke off and began The Written Runway. This creative outlet has allowed her to share her love of runway fashion, how to adapt it into every day style and inspire others to express their talents"
The next one is a little bit of self promotion and for that I apologize but as I said this is a list of my favorite things on social media this week. And...one of my favorite things was getting the opportunity to represent Girls Inc. PNW. If it isn't clear yet, I believe in lifting up girls and women. I think the future will be determined by strong smart women. If I have any chance to be a part of this movement then I am going to take it.
If you are not familiar with Girls Inc. and it's local affiliates here is a their vision:
That's it, three positive social media posts to end your week on a good note and get you pumped for the weekend. They may even introduce you to some new people to follow.
P.S. You thought I was actually going to finish with 3 things huh? Come on, you know I can never leave it at that. I probably should change the number of things I want to talk about on Friday's.
To apologize I share this, which quite frankly was really my favorite image from social media this week. My sister-in-law and new baby nephew in a moment that just looks like pure bliss. That is not only a positive image but one that looks like pure love.
If being an aunt is this awesome after just one month, I cannot wait to see what happens when this kid starts laughing and I can teach him some really great stuff...
Today, I am thrilled to tell you that I am one of the final nominees for the Girls Inc. Pacific Northwest "Purse-o-Nality of 2016". This is part of their Power of the purse program they hold each year.
Girls Inc.'s mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold while empowering girls and an equitable society. If you have ever met me then you know that this is exactly the type of organization that I want to shout from the rooftops about. Helping girls realize the strength they have within and become strong, independent, vocal members of society. This, in my humble opinion should be everyone's goal. When women win, we all win. Today it is such a blessing to have organizations like Girls Inc., Girl Up and Lean In, etc. because it represents an awareness of this need in our society. I am honored to be even considered for such an opportunity because my hope is to one day be a catalyst for female empowerment, confidence and financial security whenever I can.
Rather than blab on for paragraphs about my excitement. I would rather direct you to the Girls Inc. Pacific Northwest website so that you can learn all about their mission. I would also like to ask you for your help. Click on any of the images on this page to visit the Girls Inc. website and read all about the women that are nominated this year and vote. While I would obviously love for you to vote for me, my real ask is simply that you vote for someone on this list. All of the women who are nominated are doing great things to honor and build up other women in our community. Passion, purpose and effort like that deserves to be supported. So, vote for me, vote for them...JUST VOTE and support Girls Inc. and their mission.
Till next time, keep supporting positive content on the internet. Check out any of the organziations I mentioned in this post by clicking on their logos below.