Social Media's Relationship Deema Alawa
Windham, New Hampshire, USA
Deema Alawa is a 16-year-old graphic designer and self-taught illustrator with an affinity for the visceral. She is an aspiring city hermit and the Executive Design Director at The Tempest, a media company directed at giving voices to diverse millennial women. When not brushing up her grand scheme to take over the world, she can be found illustrating her dog, Saijo.
In this piece, 'Social Media's Relationship To Our Bodies,’ she explored the effects social media has on influencing our views of our bodies, for better or worse. The piece is entirely contradictory to itself in the context that the viewer can either vie for or against media's effects, with no viable answers produced by the illustration. The objective of this piece was founded on the grounds of self-exploration and the contentious basis of media's role.