By Dylan Kickham
February 10, 2016 at 10:49 PM EST

Mellie Grant may be hit and miss when it comes to supporting other women on Scandal, but actress Bellamy Young is all in on the “beautiful sweep of positivity and mutual support” that she’s seeing on social media.

“I feel like the world is just awakening to the power of the positive,” Young told EW. “I feel like that first sort of ignorant push was bullying, but now I feel we’re on a beautiful sweep of positivity and mutual support — mutual global support. There’s nothing we can’t do if we all support each other.”

Young described what makes social media such an influential force.

“There is no greater gift than letting someone be seen — I feel like that’s what we all need,” Young said. “We just want to be seen, we want to be heard, and to live in a time when you can make friends with people in Mozambique or validate someone’s experience in London in real time; it’s so powerful.”

Watch the full video above; new episodes of Scandal return Thursday night on ABC.