In case you’re missing out, there are many netizens posting a photo of them in black and white on Facebook and even on Instagram. It started two days ago when I saw these posts with short captions like “challenge accepted” and tagging the person who sent them the challenge. So what is it all about?
A small way to encourage ourselves
Clearly, these “Challenge Accepted” posts are the latest viral trend to hit social media. To join in on the fun, you need to be sent a DM that goes a little bit like this:
I was careful to choose who I think will meet the challenge, but above all who I know who shares this type of thinking, among women there are several criticisms; instead, we should take care of each other. We are beautiful the way we are. Post a photo in black and white alone, written “challenge accepted” and mention my name. Identify 50 women to do the same, in private. I chose YOU because you are beautiful, strong, and incredible. Let’s 💙 each other!
Apparently, the main goal of this photo challenge is to encourage everyone to find a black and white photo of themselves that they like or feel gorgeous in. I find it quite positive and uplifting, it’s like a breath of fresh air. With everything that’s going on in our politics, society, and economy, it’s easy to lose heart and courage. With that in mind, you can join by posting a favorable selfie to boost your spirits.
Celebrity mom Sofia Andres even put this as a caption in her IG entry: “Let’s lift each other up, girls!” Aside from her, there are many Pinoy celebrities to join this Internet bandwagon such as Nadine Lustre, Solenn Heussaff, Regine Velazquez, Jodi Sta. Maria, Maggie Wilson, Yassi Pressman.
There’s no harm in doing this challenge, and it’s nice to see women supporting each other. As Audrey Hepburn said, “happiest girls are the prettiest”.