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In search of Selfie: girledworld joins Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2019

By July 18, 2019October 22nd, 2021No Comments

FACTS: Last year, more people were killed taking selfies than in shark attacks.🦈

93 million selfies are taken and posted worldwide each day. 📸

And the average 16-25-year-old female spent 5 hours a week taking 3 selfies per day in pursuit of the perfect pose.👅

Why? What’s going on here?

Well, what is clear is that for many people their self-worth is highly dependant on the feedback 👍🏽👎🏽 they receive from posting daily selfies.

And the fickle currency of social media likes and online popularity is spilling over into the complex world of real lives and relationships, making it harder and harder to divide our online and offline selves.

At girledworld, we’re interested in exploring the cult of selfie, and the connection between selfies and self-esteem.

So this year we’re popping up at the @melbwritersfest #MWF19 Schools’ Program in a public forum with 200 students and teachers to unpack the strange and rule-ridden world of selfie culture.

#girledworld Cofounders and authors of #youarenotyourface @madeleinegrummet and Edwina Kolomanski @edwinamani will facilitate a youth-led discussion exploring the role of #socialmedia and #selfies in teenage personal narrative and identity development.

Plenty to debate, share – and unpack!💥 Deets below. 👇🏽

‘In Search of Selfie’
Facilitated Q&A Teen Forum
Thursday September 5, 2019.
State Library Victoria
Isabella Fraser Room

Book early to avoid missing out. All details and full program at @melbwritersfest or on their website here.

Read more about the You Are Not Your Face project here.

#girledworld #leadership #identity #youarenotyourface