#MyLibya, created by freelance journalist Khadija Ali, quickly gained traction earlier this week, resulting in a stream of photos, memories and encouraging words. They all had one thing in common, the affection for their beloved country.
On Monday morning Twitter user @KhadijaMAli was fed up with all the negative news about her country and tweeted:
“Since there is so much negativity and pessimism about the situation in Libya, I think it’s about time we start a new hashtag #MyLibya”
The hashtag quickly became popular and united people on the social media site who shared the best of their country at a time when the nation needs it the most.
The Twitter success made Khadija take the initiative to Facebook arguing in a tweet, “Facebook probably needs #MyLibya as much as twitter does so here it is! Invite your friends & get them to post…”
Here are some of the comments and photos shared on Twitter…
Gezlan Sahad @LibyanDuda Children playing Ghadafura Green Mountains #MyLibya
Ayah Sasi @Dernaweeya “Mathrooda” a traditional dish from #Derna with a side of seasonal fruits from my grandfathers garden #MyLibya:
Adrian Hong @adrianhong From #Gharyan, just after the liberation of #Tripoli. #MyLibya:
Ghada @crystalclear80 #MyLibya our future:
Jazia Benomran @JaziaB In the end, this is what we all want #MyLibya:
…and Muhanned Kalashnikov posted on Facebook:
#MyLibya is beautiful #MyLibya is Free
#MyLibya is prosperous #MyLibya is me
#MyLibya is love #MyLibya is style
#MyLibya is amazing with every mile