My name is Ashley Grear, a Rhetoric and Communication major at Dominican University, and I’m addicted to pop culture.
Before you judge me, I know I’m not alone in my infatuation with the wonderful world of entertainment. Like most people my age, I consider watching the latest viral video or keeping up with the Kardashians my getaway from reality.
I believe that one of the reasons why my generation has become so consumed with pop culture is because of our increased reliance on technology compared to previous generations. We are often so connected through our phones that we are constantly engaging in the world of entertainment including sports, news, celebrities, or even fashion trends.
Personally, for me, one of the best things about pop culture is that it gives us a voice that may not have been available to us before. I believe that pop culture has become more interactive with the creation of things like podcasts and YouTube, making it so that you no longer have to have be a celebrity to create content. Pop culture matters to me because it’s provides me with a way to express myself and the things that interest me, whether it’s hearing about the lifestyles of the rich and famous or sharing my opinion on the latest Beyoncé song with my followers on Twitter.
My posts for the semester will focus on the importance of pop culture through the lens of a Dominican University student. I will be touching on these topics and more as we wind down the semester.