Just a teenaged girl from London and her friends sharing their thoughts on what it is like to be a young person today. Listen to this podcast to hear about my authentic and relatable teenage highs and lows in this complicated world.
Today's episode is themed around TikTok and why it has become so popular with Generation Z in particular. In comparison to Facebook or Instagram, ordinary people can become 'TikTok Famous' as part of a new movement that really values relatable content that is both authentic and inclusive. I think this is a significant reason to why the app is so popular amongst teens and young adults; it has almost become a part of our culture.
I chat with my friend Maisie who has 123,000 followers on the app and over 3 millions views on one of her videos! She tells me how she evolved to have so many followers, what her relationship is like with TikTok and some of the negatives that come with having such a significant following on the app.
TikTok is said to have prompted 'a new era of digital activism' in that it provides a platform for young people to speak up politically, campaign for what they are passionate about, and promote topics that are really important to Gen Z such as body positivity, inclusivity, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Male mental health
The mental health of so many people has been impacted during lockdown, mine included, but I've become particularly aware of how the mental health of young men has become a topic of discussion over the past year. I feel really lucky to have lovely girl...
Reading Festival: a rite of passage
In this week's episode, I am joined by my friends Lucy and Holly as we chat about our mixed experiences of Reading Festival. For many 16 year olds in different parts of the UK, going to Reading or Leeds Festival has become a bit of a rite of passage...
For my first episode, I discuss my experience of what it was like dropping out of university during the pandemic.
In the tricky transition from sixth form to university, I felt at times very lonely and struggled with the feeling that I didn't belong anywhere. Despite sometimes feeling like a failure, I also feel really relieved and confident that I made the right decision in following my instincts to leave. In sharing my experience, I hope I can offer some comfort to students out there who have also felt lonely and at times isolated in a daunting, new place.
Leaving uni prompted me to start this podcast so I thought I would start off with a bit of background to the creation of Short Blonde Girl. I hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to share more content with you soon!
Introducing the Short Blonde Girl podcast - I hope you enjoy it!