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#ChallengeAccepted: Why women including celebs are posting their black & white photos?

Vishnu Vasisht

In the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic, you may have seen black and white photos of women on Instagram these days. Women are posting selfies or photos with their faces with the hashtag, #ChallengeAccepted. The Black and White Challenge is making headlines on Instagram. In this, many Bollywood celebrities have also given each other a 'Black and White' challenge. Know what this campaign is.

The Black and White Challenge was launched to support 'women empowerment'. In which now well known celebrities are joining and accepting the challenge by sharing their black and white photos. Under this challenge, Bollywood actresses are tagging each other with their own black and white photos. They are also seen supporting each other.

Many Bollywood actresses including Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Ananya Panday, Shruthi Haasan, Kalki, Sarah Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor, Bipasha, Shaheed Kapoor's wife Meera Kapoor have posted their black and white photos. Many of the film personalities and models, including ordinary women have also become a part of this campaign by accepting the challenge. Black and white photos of actresses are also very much liked.

The WomenSupportingWomen hashtag now has over 6 million posts

The viral challenge does not have any specific rules. It involves sharing a black and white picture and then inviting friends to support female empowerment and female solidarity. If you get nominated, you post a black-and-white selfie with the caption "Challenge Accepted" or #ChallengeAccepted, #WomenSupportingWomenChallenge. Now this challenge has grown in popularity and the #WomenSupportingWomen hashtag now has 6 million posts.

"Challenge Accepted" started in 2016. Significantly, such a network of female solidarity has existed for a long time. Its aim is to unite women who support women. The "Challenge Accepted" was started in 2016 to raise cancer awareness and is now ready to celebrate women's unity.

According to a New York Times report, the challenge was started a week ago on the page of Brazilian journalist Ana Paula Padrão.

Here are the Bollywood celebs who have posted their black and white photos.

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#ChallengeAccepted: We’re living in times where we now realise the importance of lifting each other up instead of pulling someone down. We are gradually acknowledging the truth that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to any of us. So, all we have is ‘today’... and we have each other. Let’s join forces together and make each day better for everyone around us. Support our women tribe through the worst times, lend a helping hand (if possible) when you see another woman juggling too many things, and appreciate the efforts one has put in even if they didn’t succeed. We’re all in this together. “Uplift, don’t belittle”❤️💪🏼🤗🧿 ~ Thank you, @kanikasanger, for making me a part of this wonderful tribe that personifies #strength. . . . . . #WomenInspiringWomen #WomenEmpowerment

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