Creative Project Final Draft

Since my research topic is on the impact of Instagram beauty standards on women, I wanted to try and create photos that adhered to these standards to see what the audience’s reactions would be. To do this, I replicated common “Instagram model” poses, edited the photos to improve the image quality, and posted them to... Continue Reading →

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Final Website Self-Assessment

Making a website was much more frustrating than I expected it to be, especially because WordPress does not give free creators much freedom of design. Each pre-made theme offers its own specific and limited customization options, and without the ability to combine aspects of different themes into your website, you're limited to cookie-cutter templates with... Continue Reading →

Research Paper: Rough Draft

Instagram, a popular social media app, uses the global accessibility of the web to cultivate a social network through images that users can edit and upload. These images enable users to share aspects of their life through photos and often take the form of selfies, photos that users take of themselves. While Instagram grants its... Continue Reading →

Ghost of You

“Sorry I hurt you,” You said. What a shame I’ll take Any word I get. One look and I’m hooked An addict desperate for A fix; there you were. There you disappeared Stayed just long enough to break The walls I had made. What a clever plan: Hide in shadows until I Tire of looking.... Continue Reading →

Creative Project Rough Draft

For my creative project, I am photographing myself in common poses I see models both on and off Instagram using, highly editing the photos, and then posting them to Instagram to gauge the responses. So far, I have completely edited two of the photos using a computer app similar to photoshop.        ... Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography

Anthony, Amanda Koontz, Sarah Okorie, and Lauren Norman. “When Beauty Brings Out the Beast: Female Comparisons and the Feminine Rivalry.” Gender Issues, vol. 33, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 311-334. ProQuest, doi:10.1007/s12147-016-9158-5. This article discusses the effects of feminine beauty ideals on women, notably the perpetuation of comparison and competition between women. The authors highlight... Continue Reading →

Project Proposal

For my semester-long project, I want to research the various ways that women are directly or indirectly objectified in digital advertisements and how these portrayals could be potentially detrimental in society. While I especially want to emphasize how women are sexually objectified, I also want to explore other ways that society depicts women as objects... Continue Reading →

The Game With No Winner

And the moment hits You realize it again With a sharp breath A small sound That you don’t mean anything To them   And you try to wipe away the feeling A stain you have to scrub before it sticks The one that made you believe Those children’s stories Of kissing in the rain Lanterns... Continue Reading →

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