This morning, after a hot shower, I made the executive decision to wear my favorite pair of pants. I remember buying these specific blue jeans at an H&M in Rome during my semester abroad in Italy, freshman year. I’ve always had a strange sense of style, as I am drawn to bright, out-of-the-box clothing items … More Africa Media: Narratives Assignment
LINK TO PSA: https://youtu.be/wHJ0kFtGIGQ In receiving this project assignment, I immediately knew I wanted to do something out of the ordinary. While I found the topics provided interesting, the issue of race tugged the hardest at my heart strings. I recently wrote an article for another class on the African American population at USC, and … More DIY #3: Grace Learns How to be a Better Ally
For this assignment, I created an infographic on conflicting racial views concerning police brutality against African Americans. The data I have gathered comes from Pew Research Center’s study on Police & Public views. The link to the original study can be found below: In creating my infographic, I wanted to tell a story that showed … More DIY #2: Grace talks Infographics
Who is Grace? From a stranger’s perspective, I may only be a white female with blonde hair and a loud voice. I know, of course, that there are so many more components that together make me Grace Summers Bain. I know that I was born on August 17, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia to Susan and … More Grace’s Self-Reflection
After exploring different examples of image manipulation on social media (check out blog #2!), it has come time for me to try out photo altercation myself. A few trials into Adobe Photoshop, I realized I have a lot of area for improvement regarding my image manipulation skills. Nevertheless, I am proud of my final project … More DIY #1: Grace Manipulates an Image
A few weeks ago I came across an Instagram account that I couldn’t quite tear my eyes from. The account owner is Kirby Jenner, who describes himself as an “Amateur Model/Lover of all things/Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner.” Wait… What was that? Kendall Jenner’s fraternal twin?? Call me what you want, but it actually took … More Grace asks the media… What’s even real anymore??
I have rarely set aside time to take into consideration the amount of content and information I am exposed to in a single day. So often we take technology for granted, living our lives on our devices rather than engaged with that which surrounds us. On Sunday, September 4, I tracked my media consumption throughout … More Grace’s Day of Content Consumption