Frankie Pangilinan had a genius way of talking about her advocacies. On a recent Instagram post, the 18-year-old posted a shot of her lounging around in a bikini. She then mentions in her caption how posting similar swimsuit photos in the past has noticeably always garnered her a little more attention—a fact that admittedly makes Frankie uncomfortable. "There are so many more important things we should all be discussing," she writes.
And she does exactly just that, as she diverts the rest of the post to more pressing issues that deserve the same amount of audience that bikini photos usually draw in, maybe even more. Talk about actually using your influence to make a statement!
Read up on her important message, below:
"Whenever I post a swimsuit pic, it seems to get a little extra attention. I definitely don’t feel comfortable with that when there are so many more important things we should all be discussing, so I decided to mention some here:
"Avoid plastic bottles and straws, recycle if you can’t... Our farmers deserve better, try and buy from your local farms instead of going through a middle man. Vaccinate your kids. Register to vote. Donate to @wwfphilippines. Support local brands like @eighthmermaid (who very kindly gave me this bikini) because colonial mentality is bad enough and it shouldn’t get to ruin our economy. Don’t buy skin whitening products. Don’t body shame. Stay hydrated. Be kind. That’s just a few things I believe we should all try to keep in mind.
"Much love always, Kakie."