FEMINIST FRIDAY: All The DOPE Women In Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ Music Video

Welcome to another Feminist Friday! That part of the week where we get to grab the popcorn and watch a handful of our favorite videos. This week it’s all about the celebration of dope women, badass music, and women breaking barriers.

Our first video comes from Maroon 5 who are celebrating ‘Girls Like You’. We have to admit, we were a little hesitant and even skeptical when we starting reading an article on Billboard about the music video, but as we kept scrolling and reading, we were pleasantly surprised. As Billboard describe, “it’s positively full of female celebrities who make a difference in our world.”

There are some well-recognizable celebs like Ellen DeGeneres, Gal Gadot, and Cardi B, but there are others who truly round out this DOPE display of female empowerment. They include comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson, Olympic gymnast and outspoken advocate against child abuse Aly Raisman, founder of MuslimGirl Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, transgender actress Trace Lysette, immigrant activist Angy Rivera, Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Soccer World Cup champion Alex Morgan, Native American activist Jackie Fielder, and the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected to office in the United States, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Watch below!

The second video comes from California-based artist Malynda Hale, whose new EP ‘The One’ will be released June 22. Malynda is a talented lady who has been singing and playing piano since she was 5. As passionate as she is about music, Malynda has utilized her voice to elicit change in multiple platforms. With her passion for social justice, LGBTQ Rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and veganism, Malynda has already touched the lives of so many people.

She is set to release a music video for the first single off the EP called ‘Something Worth Fighting For’ and clearly Malynda is someone who knows the power of raising her voice. In anticipation of the video release, we’re throwing back to her music video for ‘We Run’, where she sings about her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. Beginning the video with a well-known Martin Luther King Jr. quote, we’ve certainly found our latest music crush!

Our final video this week comes from the A Plus team, who are celebrating June being Pride month by sharing video content discussing issues facing the LGBTQ community. The first in this series shows a conversation about the LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, and how everyday audience members feel about the progress being made.

The conversation in the clip addresses what they want to see more of (well-developed and diverse LGBTQ+ characters), less of (the same old coming out stories … and those long, drawn-out kisses to please the male gaze), and why representation matters.

“It matters because I need to see me onscreen,” said Lauren, one of the participants said Rita in the discussion. “I need younger kids who don’t know their sexuality to know that it’s completely normal to be gay, and look at all these different people who have these different lives.”

This is the first of a series of videos you’ll see on A Plus this Pride Month, which will explore various topics through in-depth discussions with the people who have experience with them. Take a look at the video below, and be sure to subscribe to the A Plus Youtube channel for more positive, thought-provoking and inspirational content.

One Comment

  1. I love this song & the music video. It makes me happy to see all these empowering women come together to make such a video and have us wanting more! I’m extremely happy with this :))

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