In high school I decided to get more serious and took a pre-college digital photography course at the School of Visual Arts. All though I did enjoy it, it was very intimidating and ended up discouraging me from photography. Every now and then my love affair with my camera comes back via documentation of travel (my other love.) Traveling is what makes me happiest in life, and my list of places to see is exponentially expanding. I've spent the last few years of my life working, saving, traveling, rinse and repeat. The amount of checks on my list are not many, but there ones i'm proud of. I have a since abandoned tumblr showcasing a tiny collection of photos from my adventures (that I should probably update) which I'll link below.
As far as the subject matter of this class, most of my information about feminism has come from social media. Yes, tumblr has been my greatest educator on feminism and social justice; sad, but true. Most of the terms and buzzwords from the list, i've heard being thrown around on peoples blogs, but i'm excited to understand them in a more academic context. I'm drawn the most to body image and it's relationship with media because I feel thats where it's left it's most visible mark. I see it's effect everyday in me, friends, family and women the world over.
Okay, I guess that wasn't so bad.
Have a photo:
And a link: