In many ways, I have chosen a rather unconventional approach to describing my “digital dream vacation”. I have replaced the conditional tense with the present, attempting to depict the scene as if it were happening in the here-and-now (which for many of us is in a state of lockdown, hopes of any real vacation currently inconceivable). I intended for this piece to detail an atmospheric experience of sorts, much like a dream itself. I have chosen to obscure the exact names of places in order to leave your imagination free to roam along with me.
- First Place in Love More Challenge
Why is a 22-year-old writing about the importance of positive ageing representation in social media, you may ask? At the time of writing, we are in the middle of a pandemic, a pandemic which is disproportionately affecting older people. With sombre statistics and bleak prospects overwhelming all media outlets, it is extremely difficult for anyone, let alone the older generation, to see the positive side to ageing at a time full of such uncertainty. Isolated at home, vulnerable and frightened, remaining in good spirits during this time is far from easy.
The Rise of Digital Sisterhood
Image Credit: Livia Fălcaru Finding safe spaces in an online world fueled by comparison and competition can feel impossible for today's young women. With the pressures of modern life threatening to throw us off course from embracing our true selves, content which inspires and uplifts is more important than ever.