Melanie Brown and the Spice Girls brought "Girl Power" into the zeitgeist almost two decades ago, but the dictum holds just as much weight for the pop star in 2015.
"We live in a very male-dominated, [male]-driven world. But, you know, as women, we do have voices," she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Tuesday. "The more that we talk about it, the more we feel good about ourselves, for ourselves. That's a good way forward."
Women can accomplish that by channeling "the best version" of themselves by their own standards and prioritizing themselves over the judgement of others, Brown said. As discussions surrounding sexism and gender equality evolve and change, Mel B shows how the essence of "Girl Power" remains the same.
"I think fundamentally as a woman, you want to be the best version of you that you can possibly be. Forget any outside influences," Brown advised. "You have to do it for yourself, inside-out first."
Beyond the individual level, the performer and television presenter encourages women to band with fellow female leaders to promote female empowerment on a larger scale. "Women [are] pioneering a lot of stuff here and there," Brown affirmed. "I think if you see a woman in power that you want to support, jump on board. Why not? As long as it's something you strive to be a part of."
We strive to be part of a permanent Spice Girls reunion. Just sayin'.
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