You could appear in a crowd-sourced music video for Michelle Obama
We were so pumped about the release of “This Is For My Girls,” a girl-power anthem from AOL MAKERS and First Lady Michelle Obama in support of her Let Girls Learn initiative. After all, the song featured Zendaya, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Missy Elliott, Chloe x Halle, and Jadagrace — what’s not to love? Well, it turns out you have the chance to actually appear in a crowd-sourced music video for the song. Yes, seriously.
AOL is using a brand-new app, MAKERS STORIES, to crowd-source videos from women and girls all over the world. Fifty of the clips will be chosen and used in a two-minute music video for “This Is For My Girls,” which will premiere on May 23 at the White House-organized United State of Women summit to honor the achievements of women and girls.
“Sticking with your vision and what you believe in is so, so important,” Zendaya said in her MAKERS Stories clip. “There are so many people that are going to tell you what you should think of yourself, and it’s so important that you look at yourself, you become happy with yourself and confident in your own opinions and your own strength – and stay with that because it’s so hard, especially if you’re young. People always want to doubt you.”
In order to be eligible, your video must be published and made public within the MAKERS STORIES app, and it must answer the following questions:
Ummm, being in a music video while Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, and Missy Elliot sing an amazing song about girl power? Yeah, sign us up.