The analysis reveals that young people view their identities as complex, contradictory and diverse, and demonstrate a reflexive awareness of their own sense of self as a phenomenon which is personally constructed, continually revised and displayed to others.
The study highlights the importance of role models, and how individuals understand their own identities, more strongly than previous studies of young people and the media.
It suggests that the media functions as a resource young people use to conceptualise and formulate their present identities, as well as articulate possible future selves.
Dear writing gods, can my characters get through any amount of dialogue without having a hot beverage to hand? I think that I’m projecting my own weirdness about tea but I JUST CAN’T STOP GIVING THEM THINGS TO SIP WHILST PROVIDING EXPOSITION DAMMIT.
Two small spelt loaves baked, big ass food shopping trip down, bacon butties for lunch devoured (yesss), one load of washing done, second load in, Scrivener open and full of wordsall the words, about to tackle two weeks’ worth of ironing. Also roasting a whole pheasant with vegetables this evening and planning on making banana toffee pudding to finish. LIKE A COOKING BOSS.