Here’s What All Those “Challenge Accepted” Selfies On Instagram Are About

Bella Gerard
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My Instagram homepage is usually a pretty balanced combination of the following: mid-size fashion inspiration, skincare flatlays and cute shih tzu puppy accounts. Yesterday, though, it was flooded with “Challenge Accepted” selfies—black-and-white filtered photos of my friends using the hashtags #ChallengeAccepted and #WomenSupportingWomen.

The first few photos I saw were from friends and co-workers, but I soon realized celebs were taking on the trend as well. Khloé Kardashian, Vanessa Bryant, Cindy Crawford and Kerry Washington were just some of the beautiful, strong women making posts on my own IG feed, each accompanied by a caption praising the women they love, their pride in being women and their vows to always lift other women up.

Don’t get me wrong—it’s a sweet sentiment, if a...

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