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Creative Reflection #4  Transcript: Can you tell me more about how you integrated technologies, software, hardware, or online in your project? So, this whole project was done virtually. Um, I did use different technologies and hardware and software to you know conclude this project. Um, for instance, I used my computer throughout this whole process. Um, and I was able to do research on google, and obtain information on how a magazine should be produced and what makes a magazine. Um, I used to um just kind of have a set up of what I wanted um, ideas that had come up with, any updates of where I was at, and just update my audience on what I was doing in that moment. Um, and then I also used um, which allowed me to create my magazine. I mean most of my magazine was done on um because they had formats that allowed me to make my magazine as realistic as possible. So for instance, they had a cover pa
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Creative Reflection #3 Transcript: So how do you think your production skills developed throughout this project? to be honest with you, doing this project really helped me um develop production skills - at the beginning, um, of doing this project I was completely lost because I did not know how to produce a magazine. I didn't know how to make a good-looking cover page or um a realistic content page. And I didn't know how to write a feature story that just - just flowed and and really captivated an audience. um but, with time um I was able to obtain new knowledge and I used to um help me plan out what I wanted to do, what I wanted my magazine to look like. Um, I also would um blog about the things that I learned um so that I could incorporate it into my magazine. Um, and I was able to create something that looked realistic, that I was really happy with the end result. Um, I learned how to put these pictur

Creative Reflection #2 Transcript: How does your product engage with audiences and how would it be distributed as a real media text?  Right, so I feel as though when it comes to books or magazines or anything that an audience is reading, um I feel like the number one rule is that if you really want to engage with your audience, you need a topic that really resonates with a lot of people. And like I've said before, self-acceptance, self-love, you know struggling with self is just really common today, unfortunately. Um but that in itself has the capability of attracting an audience and making them feel like they're there. Um and the reason being is because they too feel the same way. They've felt down about themselves, they felt like they weren't good enough, they've compared themselves and that in itself um, yeah they just feel like, you know they can engage with us, we can engage with them with our words.

Creative reflection #1 Transcript: How does your product use or challenge conventions and how does it represent social groups or issues? So when I first started my um my product, I did do some research on what made a magazine and what were the necessary conventions I needed to use, um and I did find that I had to include a masthead, taglines, cover lines, um as well as have a cover model, color schemes and a barcode. Um, I did input these things into my magazine because I did want to make it look as realistic as possible. As for the social issues that were included um, my whole magazine is based off self-acceptance and I talked a lot about um the hardships that people have faced and what it took for them to finally accept and love themselves for who they were. Um, I think this is a really big issue today because you will meet a lot of teenagers who are not happy with themselves, um whether that be their physical vessel or the

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  Aiden & Ashley uncover their path towards self-love and self-acceptance. Openly discussing their hardships, realizations, and overall journeys with self.      Self-love and self-acceptance look completely and utterly different to each and every person you encounter. "We all struggle with accepting or loving some part of ourselves", Ashley says. For Ashley, it was always the inability of accepting and embracing the physical vessel she had been brought into this world with. "I always hated social media and the Ideas it enabled into my mind as a 10-year-old." The unrealistic ways in which media portrays women tremendously affected the way Ashley started perceiving herself. She thought that in order to fit society's definition of "pretty", she must have had to carry each trait she noticed the women on TV had, a tiny waist, hairless bodies, no stretch marks, or pimples, and so on. Because Ashley fed into this preconceived idea of how a "truly

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