What Are Girls Made of? (Nike Video)

Quoting Marianna Kantli :

“‘What are girls made of’ is one of the most recognizable and loved songs from the Russian childhood. Still sung by children and parents from an early age, the song’s verses sweetly describe little girls as made of “flowers”, “gossip” and “marmalade” something that mirrors the Russian society’s traditional notions of what it means to be a woman. The ad, directed by David Wilson, showcases the fact that girls are expected to be many things and act in certain ways and often can’t help but feel caught between the old and the new.

In the film, a young girl is shown singing the traditional verses of “What our girls are made of”. However, upon seeing some of Russia’s most accomplished athletes, the girl begins to change the lyrics of the classic song to include a more inspirational message. “Made of bruises; And of punches. Made of bravery; And of clenched fists. Made of independence; And of skills; Of passion and heart; And of dignity. Made of will; That’s harder than flint. Made of strength; And of fire. Made of freedom; From other people’s opinions. Made of accomplishments; And of achievements. This is what our girls are made of.”

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I kindaaaa love this, what do you think?

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Jessie Fream