The Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Gets A Modern-Day Feminism Makeover


This Friday marks the 20th anniversary of The Spice Girls legacy track, “Wannabe.” While the world-renowned group has been preaching about girl power since the ’90s, being a feminist in society is timeless.

From #HeForShe to the first woman running for president, this year, the third-wave of feminism has reached new heights. To commemorate The Spice Girls and the United Nations’ 2016 Sustainable Development Goals, Project Everyone and its Global Goals initiative put together a remake of the girl group’s “Wannabe” music video.

“Girl power has come a long way, but let’s take it further,” is the message of The Spice Girls spoof that features female artists and performers from Canada, India, Nigeria and the U.K.

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Using the diversity and solidarity of The Spice Girls, MJ Delaney, the director of #WhatIReallyReallyWant, explains that the video strives to show that although the world is made of many different types of women from various backgrounds, there’s still some “universal things that all girls, everywhere, really, really want.”

Though it was released just yesterday, the #WhatIReallyReallyWant video has become viral overnight, which is partially due to former Spice Girl Posh Spice/Victoria Beckham, who shared it on her Facebook page and expressed nothing but praise for the movement in an interview with The Guardian.

“I think this film is a wonderful idea,” said Beckham. “How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls’ girl power is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation?”

Check out the video below and support The Global Girls initiative by using the hashtag, #WhatIReallyReallyWant.