A Portrait Of My Generation


Layla Loew, Writer

This picture was taken during a road trip that my friends and I took by ourselves to Lake Tahoe. It was four days straight of quality time, staying away from our phones as much as possible. I think this picture truly encapsulates being a teenager; taking advantage of the limited time we have left just being kids. As a teenager myself, I’ve noticed that many people my age are interested in several things that keep them off their phones such as going to concerts, taking road trips, or joining activist marches. My friends and I particularly enjoy spending our time outdoors, like in this picture where we’re taking a walk down to the beach. It seems that adults often forget that teenagers have passions that don’t center around social media, and those expectations sometimes make it hard to break those stereotypes.