Vaccines and Social Media Literacy

With over 60% of Americans twelve and over at least partly vaccinated, the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States appears to finally be on its way out (fingers crossed). However, getting vaccinated has become a contentious topic for a lot of people. Social media platforms have always been forums for people to voice their own […]

What Ling Ma’s "Severance" tells us about being a young person in a pandemic

On World Book Day, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern Melody Tuan explores what Ling Ma’s book Severance can tell us about being a young person in a pandemic. (Contains minor spoilers.)  Candance Chen is a young New Yorker clinging onto all sense of routine in the face of a global pandemic. Sounds familiar, right? Except, Candace isn’t one […]

Checking In and Being Checked Up On: Navigating Social Isolation, Together

We’re in a global pandemic and, as a result, our methods of communication are limited. How can girls combat the feelings of loneliness that come with social isolation? In this piece, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern Melody Tuan explores how girls can overcome feelings of disconnectedness, together. The way we interact has changed due to our shift […]

How Stepping Back from Social Media can be Self-Care during COVID-19

July 24th was International Self-Care Day. In this blog post, MEDIAGIRLS Mentor and Editorial Volunteer Isabela Rocha consults experts around the globe to examine the intersection of self-care and social media in the age of COVID-19. Deyanira Cabazos, a micro-influencer, used to be on social media every day, but the pandemic has changed her habits. […]