There had been a lot of buildups previous to the first ever Kinder Girl World Day— an initiative created by the international organization FearlesslyGirl which aims to form empowering bonds of tolerance and kindness among women.
Madison Keys, the American tennis star who knows about being an online bullying victim, was one of the principal promoters of the special day. Inviting fellow ladies, on May 21st, to participate to a simple campaign of sharing positive messages through social media, the World No.
14 has indirectly brought to the surface great confessions of appreciation from international celebrities. If you knew about Serena Williams’ love for her friend Beyonce, maybe you were not aware that Queen B is not the exclusive music-star idol that the American champion has.
As part of the Kinder Girl World Day movement, the 23 Grand Slam champion tweeted her regard for Shakira, “She is so talented, her music always makes my day!” To which the Colombian singer replied, “And you just made mine!!!
There are days when we could all use a compliment! Thanks, Serena! And btw I’m a big fan!!” This kind of mutual respect and confession looks exactly like what the initiative was trying to spark, and it didn’t happen only among famous people.
Girls and women from all over the world shared their love for their family members, friends, favourite celebrities, and filled the Internet with positivity. The Tennis Hall of Fame, WTA founder Billie Jean King, two-time US Open victor Tracy Austin, US Open champion Sloane Stephens, 2017 Wimbledon titleholder Garbine Muguruza, seven-time Grand Slam victor Chris Evert, most recent Roland Garros winner Simona Halep, and World No.
54 Kristina Mladenovic are some few more of the project’s supporters. Even Kevin Anderson felt like thanking the "too many inspiring females to name in one tweet," by simply saying "thank you to all the women in my life."
For Madison Keys, this was one more opportunity to battle cyberbullying, a war she has been fighting over the past years already. In order to eradicate the abusive tweets that she, or any other player alike, receive following losses, ranging from racial slurs to vulgar insults, Keys has become a leading figure of anti-bullying in the tennis universe.