Larissa May, a fashion blogger, artist and founder of #HalftheStory social media movement talks about her struggles and solutions to use the social media in a positive way rather than becoming a victim of it.
2:09 – ” I thought that I had to be someone else. I thought that I had to fit inside a box. ”
3:28 – “Social media is not good or bad. It’s only half the story…”
4:26 – Building your world around social media – during transitioning from high school to college
5:43 – “use social media for the passion… then you find the people”
6:45 – “I just got distracted by trying to be someone that I wasn’t.”
7:58 – “most people think that vulnerability has to be something depressing. But vulnerability can be something that makes you happy… because other people don’t support it.”
9:38 – New York Fashion Week: “I was running from the Betsey Johnson show…”
10:53 – “I realized this is only half the story and people are misunderstanding art as reality….”
13:21 – “Half The Story allows the story to be about you and not about what you’re doing…”
17:10 – #HalftheStory having an impact on a student in New York who was struggling with an eating disorder..
19:50 – “#HalfTheStory is a personal statement at first. Also, then it becomes a moment.”
20:20 – What about when people get addicted to the number of likes?
20:53 – Would you say that physical friendships are still as important as social media?
21:52 – Julie Cole performs “Half the Story” Song
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