Black and White photos give a certain professional photographer-type look and sometimes enhances a photo.
Our screens have been flooded with women accepting challenges and posting beautiful photos of themselves - but do you know why or when this challenge began?
After being nominated, I (
) searched the hashtag that followed: #womensupportingwomen
and found an explanation from arzu_g (on Instagram) :
"Originally, the point was to raise cancer awareness, but these days it seems to be advocating for female empowerment...
The point is to make Social Media a safe and positive space for those who need it the most right now, and for women to appreciate each other's beauty."
This challenge has recently re-surfaced to create awareness for Femicide as well as Gender Based Violence in Turkey, but as South Africans, we are (unfortunately) aware of these issues here as well.
Recognising, realising and showing awareness to this cause, as well as generally supporting women is something that we can constantly do and give our attention to.
Over the last five years of iloveza.com
, co-founders Nabihah (myself) and
have had the privilege to meet, interact with, and interview some phenomenal people and amazingly talented individuals.
Some have been featured on our website www.iloveza.com
and some on our social media channels, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube @ilovezacom
Given the fact that many of those individuals happen to be women, and of course with Women's Month, we thought that we would take a trip down memory lane and let you meet these amazing souls across our social media channels as well as on our website.
We will continue well after August because, why should we stop there...
** I know this photo is old... I didn't want to look for another photo of myself
Nabihah Plaatjes is the Co-Founder of iloveza.com.
She is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Published Contributing Author, Journalist, Marketing and Social Media Specialist, a Bachelor of Arts graduate, and has been writing since the age of 9.
Nabihah is passionate about Brand Awareness and Brand Loyalty and uses her knowledge in these fields together with her copywriting, editing and proof-reading skills to bring brands to life.
iloveza.com is a primary example of how she can build your brand.
Find her at: Instagram: @nabihah_dp / @ilovezacom Twitter: @nabihahd / @ilovezacom Facebook: iloveza.com LinkedIn: Nabihah Plaatjes / iloveza.com YouTube: iloveza.com SoundCloud: iloveza.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org