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Hey guys! My name is Asha and this video is for the British Council’s LearnEnglish Teens website and YouTube channel.
It is International Women’s Day and I basically just wanted to make a really short video promoting girl power and just expressing how much I’m proud to be a female myself – and I’m not just saying that because I have no other choice but to be a female. I feel like it’s a day to uplift women – females – not to bring each other down, which in some cases can happen. Sometimes, even I’m guilty of this … you can feel inferior from other women, whether they’re doing better than you at school or work … even on YouTube I would think and look at someone and I would be like, ‘How has she got so many subscribers when I’ve only got this many?’ But to be honest, we all have our own journeys. That person probably has worked just as hard.
But instead of spreading rumours or knocking them down about how successful they have been, we should empower each other. So, go out there and compliment someone – whether that’s your mum, your sister, someone on the street, your friends … You can even go onto Instagram, Twitter – tweet your favourite celebrity and just tell them how well they are doing. Because, honestly, a compliment is not going to ruin a day and 99 per cent of the time it will probably enhance their day and literally make their day. You could make someone’s day.
So, what I want you to do when this video ends is to go out and I want you to compliment someone who is a female and say how well they’re doing at work, school … that you like their nice jumper! I think spreading positivity is such an important thing.
But that is all for now. It was just a really quick video just to say, Happy International Women’s Day.
If you like this video, make sure you give it a thumbs up. Comment down below, what compliment you have given recently to another fellow female … and, do you know what, even male because we are nice people. Do not forget to subscribe and I will see you in the next video. Byeeeeeeeeee!
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