Respond by Day 6 to at least one of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
“Beauty: Society’s Misconception is the topic of my capstone project, it focuses on the culture of social media and how it impacts the lives of adolescent girls and young women in regards to body image. The culture of social media shines a bright light on perfection or the perception of perfection, to the adult eye we can distinguish between reality and perception; however adolescent girls wanting to be accepted take to true value the message of beauty that is received through social media. The aspects of social media I chose to focus on are the negative aspects, the models, celebrities, fitness models, men, and women who portray perfection and profess to be all natural but have been surgically and digitally altered.
The message they send to girls and even boys is one of deception. The generation growing up now have the world at the tips of their fingers and with one click they can venture into a whole new world and get lost thinking that this is reality and find themselves dissatisfied with the body they were created with. My paper is about discovery, discovering the issue with social media and what about that issue causes negative impact on body image. The end goal is finding a resolution in hopes of changing the mindsets of our adolescent girls and ultimately educating them on the importance of self love.
Through this journey of picking a topic, gathering information, and compile that information into a paper, I find myself amazed of the many people who agree with me and find the negative impact social media has on body image an issue. I found that I am more passionate about the topic than I thought and really do want to make a change to this way of thinking and doing. My experience in this capstone class has been very enlightening and educational and as I currently finish my final paper I find myself improving upon my original submissions and making my problem and resolution clear. The message I want to leave is one that says although culture is the rule that and it what drives perception, we are the culture and we can make the change.”