Tuesday, September 27
Interview with Kate Engelbrecht
I interviewed photographer Kate Engelbrecht about her book The Girl Project for Urban Outfitters! The book is really amazing, you should all buy it! The idea of giving cameras to teenage girls across the country to document their lives was just so inspiring. The image of teen girls in pop culture has definitely been tarnished in the past few years. We're not all spoiled brats who wear juicy sweatsuits, I swear! The Girl Project is teenage girl emotion, experience, and creativity at its core.
It's funny because I'm a teenage girl and teenage girls fascinate me, which is why I wrote my junior term paper on how teen girls develop a sense of identity (using My So-Called Life as a pop culture reference!) I wonder if I can major in "teen girlhood" in college. Like instead of women's studies it's just teenager studies. If only!