Today I’m standing with @iamfashionlaine to launch the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge & bring some realness back to social media.
Of course, I think instagram is a great place to share journeys, inspire one another and so forth. However, it's began to seem unbalanced. To be perfectly honest, I love sharing my travels and on-set excitement with you all, but my favorite things in this world are of the simpler things; cooking for friends, bike rides with my dad, going for seconds on Xmas eve in my sweatpants after the dress is shed, swimming in the ocean, shopping with mom, having deep discussions at 3am in my kitchen (my friends will get this).. Not everything needs to be posed, filtered and altered. My favorite morning ritual is to sit outside on my bench & have coffee. One from my keurig, not a 20 dollar latte from some fancy coffee shop that I feel pressured to wear my best lulu lemon outfit to. This is me right this instant & I think it's important that we start sharing more of these moments. Let's embrace ourselves at our most honest forms and start to strip away the facades to fit in.
Now I’m asking YOU to be part of this challenge too & bring awareness to this much-needed conversation around the world. Let’s unite & do this together! See below for the rules on how to participate & share:
1) Post of photo of yourself of how you look when you wake up in the morning (no hair done, no makeup, no filter!) with the hashtag #WokeUpThisWayChallenge & talk about how you’re spreading the message to bring realness back to social media
2) Tag 3 (or more!) friends to challenge them next to post a morning photo
3) Mention in your caption that if people don’t want to participate by posting a photo, instead donate money to @ladygaga’s @btwfoundation which is committed to promoting the wellness of young people and inspiring them to create a kinder, braver world.
Now since I unknowingly wore a #MakeItOrBreakIt season 3 sweatshirt to bed last night, I'm throwing it back to my #Miobi fam - @chelseaxhobbs @josloren @aylak @chelsearoycetavares @realamandaleigh @candacecbure @therosablasi @peri.gilpin -YOU'RE IT! I nominate you to take on this challenge next! Xo