#ChallengeAccepted: Wonder why you're seeing all these black and white photos on social media?

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 16:24:03-04

Have you seen a lot of carefully posed black and white photos of women on your social media feed that says, “challenge accepted”?

You’re not alone.

Instagram has been overrun with selfies of women, famous and otherwise, accepting the challenge, which is to share photos of themselves where they feel confident as a show of women’s empowerment.

Here’s how it works: Women nominate each other to post monochrome images of themselves and usually the caption includes the hashtags #challengeaccepted and #womensupportingwomen, and then they finish the post with a tag to the woman they nominate.

Here’s what it looks like. WXYZ’s own anchors Alicia Smith and Glenda Lewis took the plunge and shared these stunning photos.