The zine named “#SLAY – Are you pretty enough for social media” explores the distortion of beauty through social media. I chose to evaluate this contemporary media issue, because I was shocked as to what extent my 14 year old sister’s perception of beauty is influenced by unrealistic beauty ideals that are promoted by social media icons, such as Kylie Jenner. Therefore, the zine aims to appeal to teenagers within the age bracket of 14 to 17 years.
A series of interviews, photographs and articles are presented in an editorial style but with an artistic and provoking twist, in order to highlight the problems about social media use and the digital self and call upon self-reflection. For instance, the back cover is lined with reflective silver foil to visually portray the concept of distortion (Please see the following process page for a detailed description).
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