I was watching beauty videos on YouTube like always when I saw Selena Gomez was collaborating with Seventeen on a project called the Girl Power Tag. Honestly, I had never paid much attention to Selena Gomez; sure I’ve danced in the car to “Slow Down” but that’s about it. But when I saw this video she seemed really genuine and mature. Then the fact she was talking about Girl Power made me like her that much more. I decided I would do the Girl Power Tag here on LD because I think it really exemplifies who we are ourselves at Literally, Darling.
What does Girl Power mean to you?
To me, girl power means confidence. Honestly, it took me forever to find confidence in myself but it just came naturally with age. On the same note, I think girl power means treating everyone equally with respect and not judging people on the spot. I have definitely been guilty of this and I have tried so much to allow myself to give people a chance to make an impression before I snap judge them. You can’t say you’re confident and then judge people on a whim; that’s just hypocritical.
What’s the best advice you can give to girls who want to be powerful?
This was a no-brainer for me. Stop caring what other people think. I’ve actually wanted to write an entire article on this, but I wasn’t quite sure how to put it into words. I don’t understand why people spend time really concerned on how other people think of them. Personally I only value opinions from people who I value. This is particularly difficult in high school and even college, because you feel like you’re being looked at 24/7. Once you let that fear go, it’s like giant weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
I can’t say I’ve spent much time considering this, but I would love to be able to zap things. You know, like in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch?” Most of them might be food related though.