Picture Perfect: Influencers
By Giana Adote
Likes, followers, ratios, filters. On “Picture Perfect,” we take a look at different #contentculture topics to explore how social media affects adolescents’ self-esteem and self-worth and talk about what we all can do to be perfectly imperfect because no one is flawless.
“Picture Perfect” is about how social media affects teens’ self-esteem. We used the Anchor app we learned about at the Girls Write Now workshop in December. Once we got the hang of it, it was actually really easy to use. We recorded it in segments so it’d be easier to edit, and I was really satisfied with the end product. If I keep making new “Picture Perfect” episodes, I might be able to help other teens who are struggling with self-esteem.
Meet the Pair
MENTEE GIANA ADOTE & MENTOR DAYNA SASON
Giana’s Anecdote: When my mentor Dayna and I meet, the objective isn’t just to get the work done and go. Every time we meet we learn something new about each other. For example, she has a sweet tooth, like me, and she loves dogs, like me (she actually got one and I’m so jealous). But she’s actually taught me so much and her writing really inspired me to use more descriptive words and edit my short stories, so I included the really important parts that made up the story. She’s always so understanding and helpful and I’m really thankful for her.
Dayna’s Anecdote: The first time I met Giana, I knew she had a story to tell. We met every week in a coffee shop to catch up on the highs and lows of our weeks, bond over our love of sweets and dogs, and give each other prompts to get us writing. We talked about how writing gets easier the more you do it, learned how to get going with prompts and questions, and explored different tones and techniques to help her find her voice as a writer. Giana is incredibly smart and passionate, and I can’t wait to see what she gets up to in the world.
Giana Adote is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Queens, NY.