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The Instagram logo is displayed within the opened app on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England.

By now, I’m sure your Instagram feed has been flooded with black and white photos of women using the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted.

At first, I thought this was just about women showing the support of other women, which is awesome!  But as I looked further into it, the challenge has a much different origin, a message that is very important to share.

The origins of the challenge started in Turkey in order to raise awareness about the high rates of femicide in the country. This Instagram post explains it pretty well…


As a public voice, this was a good reminder to me to always do my research on a trend to make sure I am doing my part to share the right message! It also reminded me how powerful we are when we put our voices altogether. Hopefully, if you are participating in the challenge from now on, this will help inspire you to support not only the women in your own personal life but the women across the world who do not have the same safeties and luxuries as we do.