WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I: Winter Quarter 2014 Rotating Header Image

Paragraph development, continued: PIE

[P] This is a triumph of the teen-girl aesthetic approach to the world: that you surround yourself with images that you feel reflect who you are or who you want to be. It used to be derided as narcissistic or derivative, but aesthetic curation is now a widely popular, socially accepted, and venture-backed phenomenon. And while it remains gendered ([I] consider the stereotypes of Pinterest users), the practice of sharing visual influences is gaining popularity so fast that my guess is it won’t be for long. [E] We’re all teen girls now.”

From Ann Friedman, “Our Tumblrs, Our Teenage Selves”