Why I love my media

My relationship with media is certainly turbulent. I may curse it several times a day for constantly making me feel that I am not enough. It does not, however, change the fact that I love it. And there are multiple reasons for that.

Media helps me realize who I am.
Media has an enormous power to show the marginalized, underrepresented, and oppressed groups, give voice to them, and, in effect, change society’s approach to so many issues that are crucial for me. It can also show those people that they are not alone and actually change their situation for the better. I can’t stress enough how much I love that.
Media makes me feel understood and find people to whom I can relate.
Media gives me hope.
Media has the power to make my day way better.
Media showed me many LGBTQ+ people and their stories that I could not see in my ultraconservative country.
Media shows me different perspectives and possibilities for life.
Media answers my different questions.
Media allows me to express myself.
Media shows me different people, cultures, and points of view.
Media allows me to stay close to my friends and family who are in different countries.

These are just a few reasons that came to my mind first. I could list much more. I have been growing up with media, and media will continue to accompany me in my life in all the hardships and successes. Media is there alive and ready, and I love that.

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Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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