It’s a Girl Thing returns to Manila with real discussions and live performances
PHOTO CAPTION: Female social media ambassadors and speakers of It’s a Girl Thing Year 2 (L-R): Megan Batoon, Asia Jackson, Liane Valenzuela (LianeV), AndreaH, Meredith Foster, Dani Barretto, Anne Gauthier, Solenn Heussaff, Eunice Jorge, Hannah Pangilinan, Janina Vela, AC Bonifacio, and Renee Dominique pose for a final photo onstage during the event at Vertis Tent, Quezon City
On its second year in Manila, It’s a Girl Thing took the event to the next level producing more stunning live performances and heartfelt discussions with some of the world’s most popular young female online content creators.
Brought to audiences by Globe Live, in partnership with Branded (the co-producers of the YouTube FanFest), the recently-held event at Vertis Tent, Quezon City, saw a huge crowd of young Filipinas joining some of their most admired social stars to celebrate being a strong, independent girl. This year’s lineup included international influencers Megan Batoon, LianeV (Valenzuela), Meredith Foster, Asia Jackson and AndreaH, and was joined by local stars Solenn Heussaff, Janina Vela, Hannah Pangilinan, AC Bonifacio, Reneé Dominique, Dani Barretto, Anne Gauthier and Gracenote’s Eunice Jorge.
The stellar mix of international and local speakers spearheaded discussions on various topics such as building and maintaining self-confidence, dealing with bullying and body shaming, and overcoming cultural challenges to achieve future aspirations. The panel discussions were complemented with special live performances by LianeV, Megan Batoon, Janina Vela, AC Bonifacio, Hannah Pangilinan and a lot more.
The excitement brought about by the event was evident in the reactions from the young women who attended. Many noted that they gained key insights on developing an optimistic and confident outlook in life. Jasmine, 14 said: “It made me feel like I'm not the only one who has that problem and by supporting each other we can pass these challenges and improve yourself." Another attendee Rica, 15, cited the importance of constantly working hard to achieve one’s goals, regardless of circumstances: "One thing that really struck me was “progress is progress”. Even if it’s just a little progress, it still matters. It takes time to build and reach your dreams."
Lucky fans were also given the opportunity to meet and greet their idols in a fun and festive atmosphere full of girl power. “Globe LIVE is committed to inspiring and empowering young Filipina women through co-producing and supporting properties and efforts like It’s a Girl Thing. As we recognize the fast evolution of the digital lifestyle, we wish to establish Globe as the trusted partner of these young girls in their journey to self-discovery and learning how to positively express themselves, on and offline,” said Denise Seva, Director for Events and Production at Globe LIVE.
Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded added: "We are thrilled to have been able to bring It's a Girl Thing back to Manila for a second year. The incredible talent line-up delivered an unforgettable show to a very excited and vocal Manila audience. Thanks to our local partners Globe Live for their continued support of what we believe to be a much needed platform for young girls both in Manila and all over the world. As a dad of a teenage girl, I can honestly say that we are 100 percent committed to sharing the positive message and life lessons that the content of our show delivers. Also thanks has to go to our fantastic sponsors, the Dove Self Esteem Project, Globe and Havaianas who also stand behind the vision of the show and helped create a fun, educational and inspiring event".
Fans can expect a whole lot more from It’s a Girl Thing this time around with the launch of its exclusive web series, It’s a Girl Thing on Demand, coming out this month and co-produced by Globe Studios. The series features some of this season’s influencers discussing topics and issues that concern young women today and aims to be a credible opinion source in empowering the youth.
For more information on It’s A Girl Thing and It’s A Girl Thing on Demand, subscribe to It’s A Girl Thing on YouTube and like and follow @iagtlive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.