The Selfie Project
The Enchanted Self presents 'The Selfie Project' in a variety of forms. As a psychologist/author/filmmaker, my mission is to help people take hold of their strengths, talents and potential. Often that means recognizing parts of ourselves that we or someone else in our lives made fun of, disregarded or diminished. We are all at times vulnerable and give up on dreams, hopes, ideas and talents. That's where various aspects of my work come into play. One aspect of my work as a positive psychologist and author are the books I have written. The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween and Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen, are specifically designed as diaries that as one reads the pages, written by a young 'girl', one is encouraged in all positive aspects of her own life.
We all need mentors, and supporters of our true and finest selves.
'The Selfie Project' is based on two principles:
1. Selfies, the result of birth of the Smart Phone can lead to legitimate filmmaking resulting in drama that ranges from comic to tragic;
2. Selfies are a great tool for expressing out thoughts, feelings, ideas, reactions, etc. to all that we experience in life. Particularly for kids, tweens, teens and young adults, Selfies are a great new tool for them to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas about every aspect of being alive and provide a public form of therapeutic release.
Now let's look at what Rachel Gesner has created. She has made a film clip in which she plays a character from my latest two short films: 'Conflict' and 'The Medium, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film'. In this film clip she tells the character she plays (the mean girl) back story. Here is drama in the making. Now let's look at the four short clips in which she talks personally, as herself, about many of the issues that kids face in today's society, including negative effects of social media and feeling extremely pressured to strive for perfection.
Hope you enjoy seeing #Selfiesasdrama and #Selfiesastherapy.