Friday, March 6, 2015

#DearMe: Let's #MakeItHappen for International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women's Day. The theme for 2015 is Make It Happen, "encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women."
So let's make it happen!!!

Have you heard about the new social media campaign called #DearMe? I'm not a vlogger, but twitter is my good friend. I heard about this campaign from a tweet, and I love it. So, of course, I had to share it with you. 

Launched by YouTube, it is a campaign in honor of International Women's Day with a purpose to spread the message of support for young women everywhere. It's hard being a teenage girl, and to know that you have support in others is reassuring that life gets better.



If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? What kind of support would you give yourself in just a sentence or two?

Earlier this week I blogged about Project Lead Kindly and our support for the organization, its mission, vision and goals. It's a perfect month for us to show support for such a cause, because with International Women's Day and all the campaigns surrounding it, it's a complete month to celebrate and support women everywhere.

Watch this two-minute YouTube video on the #DearMe campaign. 



If you're inspired to create a video, vlog or blog post of your own, do it! Then you can come back and share it with me. I've created a link up for the rest of March, so that we can share our thoughts on International Women's Day. You can link up anything having to do with the celebration of women, something for the #DearMe campaign, or something in support of the 2015 #MakeItHappen theme. Link up your vlog, blog post, your tweet, your Instagram post. Anything goes.


Support the #DearMe campaign by using the campaign hashtag and use your social media voice to spread awareness and celebrate women.


You can show support for International Women's Day with any of the following hashtags:

#MakeItHappen
#womensday
#IWD2015
#InternationalWomensDay
#PaintItPurple (see link for theme below)

And there might be more from organizations all over the world!


Learn more about IWD: International Women's Day and this year's theme here.

I encourage you to celebrate with me. Link up below and invite your friends.





Is there a particular woman you would like to recognize for International Women's Day?
Tell me about her in a comment! I'd love to read it. And if you want to link it up above too, please do. I'm all about celebrating women and social good!







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34 comments :

Chelsea Olivia said...

I think if I could give myself a piece of advice, it would be to love myself and not be so self conscious. I was so worried about my size and weight (even though I was a skinny mini, I'd kill for that body again!) when I had no reason to be, and I spent waaay too much time worrying about that! Love this #DearMe campaign :)

Natalis Iolalis said...

In my Russian March 8 is celebrated every year

L. E. Mastilock said...

My advice to myself would be to get started making our dreams happen and don't wait for the right time. There's never a right time.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great concept. I think what I need to tell myself most is to stop being so hard on myself!

Katie Crafts said...

I love the #DearMe campaign! So great :)

Elephant's Child said...

Love that campaign.
Advice for myself? (Always assuming that my teenage self would listen) It gets better. Really it does.

Memories for Life said...

I love your note to your younger self! Boy the things I wish I knew when I was younger!!!

Funning Up My Life said...

I love this - so great! I would love to tell myself that the most important opinions are my own - no one should base their life on other peoples opinions! <3

La Vie En May said...

Amazing Kim! I'm definitely going to share one on social media tomorrow! thanks for spreading the word :)

Angie@Chasingmyhalo said...

This is great! I had no idea until a lady was wearing purple today and told me it was in honor of International Women's Day. I'm so thankful you are shining some light on this, and I will definitely try to come back and link something up!!

Noor Unnahar said...

It's great. I think I'll do a blog post about it. I had heard about it but it seemed more like a youtube trend :)
If I could advice my 13 years old something, it must be "Don't rely on people too much because they'll leave and you'll have to be on your own. So be careful in whatever you do"

Chrissy Fralick said...

What a fabulous campaign! I am a high school teacher and the advice I always give my kids is that the high school years are such a small part of your life. All of the drama will not matter, so don't waste your time on it.

Michelle Martinka said...

I love the #DearMe campaign! I think if I gave myself advice to would be to not sweat the small stuff, but I am not sure I could ever really adhere to that!

Sheryl Hastings said...

What a great post! I didn't know this was a day, but I'm thrilled that it is.

If I could give my younger self a piece of advice, it would be to never just "settle" because you will always regret that you didn't wait for the right person, house, anything.

As for a woman, wow, there are so many. I think I would choose one of them any women who risks their own lives to save others.

Joanna Clute said...

I love this! I think I would tell myself to always remain true to my beliefs and personality. Too many people change themselves because they are judged by others.

lorenabr said...

I always miss not beeing in Romania on the March 8. WE celebrate it big, flowers all over the place and you feel a fresh breeze in the air.
I would tell myself to be relax more lol
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Marsha jaramillo said...

I did not know about this either, glad I came to read your post today.

So, question; is using hashtags in your title of blogs going to bring more traffic?

I know using hashtags is a live link.

Kallee said...

My advice to myself would be, don't be afraid to do things.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This is so cool! I had no idea about women's day. We definitely need more of these great influences on the younger generations. They are so vital! I'll have to share!

Amby Felix said...

My advice to myself would be to stop putting so much pressure on myself and relax a bit more! :)

Kpierce said...

What an awesome movement!!

I would absolutely tell myself to stop worrying about the future and what I didn't have at the time, and live more carefree and in the moment. And to focus more on God, and everything else would fall into place in His timing :)

Debra Hawkins said...

What an amazing movement!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I haven't heard of this event, but it sounds great!

Emily Glover said...

This sounds like a great thing!

Layne Quintanilla said...

I love this! I would tell my younger self to relax more and enjoy the little stuff -- especially when it comes to time with my kids. Moments go by too quickly!

Chelsea Johnson said...

I didn't know about this! How cool! I love Pamela and Project Lead Kindly! They do amazing things and are perfect for IWD! Thanks for sharing this important message!

Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] said...

Great mantra!

Britney Mills said...

I love that! We are enough and amazing!

Emily Thompson said...

what a great concept! this morning at the moms group I run we were talking about being proud of who we are as mothers.. this fits right with that. #dearme... you are an awesome mom, don't forget that!

Julie S said...

This is such a great theme! Glad you're doing this linky party!

Ashley S said...

I love this! I will have to do a post about being a woman! Thanks for sharing!

Miranda Couse said...

What a wonderful campaign! I think the advice I would give myself is quit being your biggest critic.

Stephanie Pass said...

If I could give my teenage self advice, it would be to not be in such a hurry and finish your education before you do anything. I was in such a hurry to grow up, I got married at 19 yrs old to a man way too old for me, had a baby at 21, and didn't finish college til I was in my 30s. Stupidest thing I ever did. I'm in a much happier marriage now.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

That quote is great, love it!