Models Talk Back
When it comes to the internet, women are bombarded with images of what society believes they should look like and act, this along with the online bullying that runs ramped through social media sites makes the internet a tough place to navigate. As of 2015 we have entered a new era, of the outspoken model. Models have begun to use their platforms to speak out. One of the modeling industries most known faces, Cara Delevingne has openly discussed her struggle with depression, in the hopes of encouraging other young women that they are not alone.
What is Gurls Talk?
Adwoa Aboah the English born model and close pal of Cara Delevingne is the latest model to through her voice behind a cause. Adwoa Aboah is no stranger to the spotlight. She has graced the covers of the most coveted magazines and partnered with some of the biggest names in fashion. Her latest venture is Gurls Talk.
A platform that takes the form of a perfectly curated Instagram account, and a workshop where Adwoa plans to visit local schools to get women and girls talking again. Her Instagram is littered with inspiring messages that promote, feminism, solidarity among women and gender equality. Her online battle call taking the form of the hash tag, lets get gurls talking.
The power of a strong feminist message
In an interview with Vogue, Adwoa said she created the plat form for young women to speak freely to one another and not face any judgment. Her successful Instagram account Gurls talk has an impressive thirty-four thousand followers and counting. Using social media to spread positive messages and provide a small enclave for women to be women without expectation. Her feminist stance and message incites women to be unapologetic about who they are.
The Gurls Talk Instagram promises an empowering feed, filled with quotes, videos, and information to inspire and get you talking about your own issues. Today Adwoa continues to model to bring support and awareness to Gurls Talk. The website that is coming soon will no doubt catapult this impressive project. In light of the immense negative images out there for young women it is encouraging to see another young women, be fearless and encourage women to follow suit. Proving that models this year are more than just a pretty face.