Girl Power

Girl Power on We Heart It

Kick sexism out the door.  Women are super, and we believe that in every woman there is a wonder woman. We Heart It joins you in celebrating what makes females fierce.

When thirteen year old Australian surfer Olive Bowers made waves after she complained that the girl surfers in surf mags were pictured not for their wave shredding ability, but for wearing shreds of bikinis, she caught our attentionWe know that stupid attitudes about girls aren’t limited to surfing, so we want to recognize the talent of women everywhere and all they do.

At We Heart it we asked inspiring, empowered women for their take on what it means to be fiercely female.

I have battled this my whole life. You can’t ever give up or they win. When they see that you won’t give up that’s when they are forced to take you seriously and that is when change begins. When you show people that you are not going away and you aren’t going to back down from what you know is right, that will inspire other women to do the same. It’s the rock that starts the ripple and before you know it you have a whole movement.  —  Keala Kennelly,  big wave surfer

Be great every single day, be fearless, be kind, ignore the jerks. The rest will fall into place. Don’t let the noise of other people’s insecurity and anger slow you down. Block it out and keep moving. —  Jennifer Romolini, editor in chief, HelloGiggles

Find something you love, work hard at it, harder than you ever thought you could, but not for anyone else other than you. —  Rachel Platten, singer-songwriter

So, what makes you feel empowered? What mantra do you live by? Channel your inner superhero and make a creative collection with a girl power theme. What makes you feel great or strong, what are you awesome at, or who inspires you to take on your next challenge?  What’s your take on girl power?

Besides, slaying sexism builds muscles.

Call it out, ladies!

Twitter Account Issues

In our ever-connected online world, cyber attacks have become one of the unfortunate realities. Today, We Heart It’s technical team discovered that we were one of several applications impacted by a hacker using connected Twitter accounts to send out falsified Tweets. This attack was reported to have begun several days ago in Australia.

Earlier today, as a precautionary measure we temporarily disabled access to We Heart It via Twitter accounts while we investigated the incident. This access has now been restored.

It appears that only a small fraction of We Heart It’s users were impacted by the “spam” hack and at this time, we have no indication that any of our users’ personal information was compromised as a result of this attack.

We sincerely regret that this incident occurred. We are working diligently, internally as well as with Twitter, to investigate the root cause and will provide further updates as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out via our contact form.

 

Thank you,

The We Heart It Team

Proud of that collection? Share the love!

We Heart It Collection Sharing

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Take a look at the top right-hand corner of any collection page on We Heart It and you’ll notice a brand-spanking-new button on our site and mobile apps. After you’ve put the finishing touches on a collection click the ‘share’ icon that will allow you to send out your inspiring collections far and wide across the web. Your creative handiwork can be published direct to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even email, to unveil that amazing collection for the world to see.

We Heart It Collection Sharing Mobile

Seen a collection lately that had you feeling love at first sight? Share it! To get you started on this journey of share-age, we’re showcasing a few clever collections expertly curated by the We Heart It community – enjoy!

Crème de la crème this week:

Announcing… hearting from PicMonkey

PicMonkey + We Heart It


Time to go bananas because our friends at PicMonkey, one of our favorite free photo editors, have added a We Heart It share button on their service! It’s now simpler than ever to enhance your favorite inspirational images and share the finished product with the We Heart It community. Go ahead! Get creative and feel free to monkey around.

So, How Was Your Escape?

We Heart It - Hello Spring

Last week we asked you, our community, to dream up your ideal spring escape with us. By no surprise, we were floored with your creativity. Over 12,000 of you created collections inspired by the escape of a lifetime. Whether your motive was adventure or relaxation, location was sandy or concrete, or filled with beaches or books, we enjoyed flipping through your collections and re-hearting to a collection of our ownWe were especially inspired by the bright colors of spring, white sandy beaches, road trips with amazing friends, and staying up late to catch the stars.

Check out some of the most popular collections from hearters worldwide.

 

Lauren - We Heart It Collection

Lauren

Suzanne Caisse - We Heart It Collection

Suzanne Caisse

Signorina - We Heart It Collection

Signorina.N

Camila - We Heart It Collection

Camila

Miss Larisa - We Heart It Collection

Miss Larisa

Poppy Wilson - We Heart It Collection

Poppy Wilson

Noora Mahone - We Heart It Collection

Noora Mahone

Kylie - We Heart It Collection

Kylie

Onigiri Akemi - We Heart It Collection

Onigiri Akemi

Nadeen - We Heart It Collection

Nadeen

Debbie Li - We Heart It Collection

Debbie Li


Our friends also joined in on the fun and came up with collections of their own…

Wattpad - We Heart It Collection

Wattpad

BeFunky - We Heart It Collection

BeFunky

NYMBrands - We Heart It Collection

NYMBrands

 

Thanks so much for your feedback and making the most wondrous collections. Be sure to leave us a comment on what you think the next collection theme should be.


Until next time!

Spring Escapes

We Heart It - Hello Spring

Literally the best thing ever: Spring Escapes. Say farewell to cold weather, and create a collection for going wherever your inspiration takes you.

Southern Hemisphere Friends: Get a 6 month jump start on your planning!

We Heart It - Spring Escapes

  1. Create a collection titled “Let’s Escape
  2. Add images that inspire your ideal escape by March 27th
  3. Share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and email by hitting the share button at the top of your collection on the website or app! Don’t forget to tag us @WeHeartIt & #WeHeartIt!

Next week we’ll spotlight the most shared collections to see what’s inspiring our community as a whole.

Go on, adventure awaits.

Inspiring Women. Inspiring Change.

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March 8th is International Women’s Day, so join us in celebrating empowered and extraordinary women across the globe. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Change,” which really spoke to us since We Heart It is a space to find inspiration and freely express your true self.

This year, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite images of strong women and the fight for women’s equality that inspire us. We hope you’ll join in and heart images that celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the march for progress.

Check out our “Inspiring Women. Inspiring Change” collection here!