Hello! I created this blog for my Blogging and Interactive Journalism class, and will be writing about topics that interest me — fashion and beauty — specifically the influence that media and advertisements have on these industries. The focus of my posts will be about the relationship between media and these industries regarding body image, evolution and influence of ideals across cultures, and consequences of portraying these ideals. My goal is to  investigate the fashion and beauty industries and their relationship with media.

Now about me… my name is Molly Shadle. I am currently a junior at West Virginia University, majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Spanish. In the future, I hope to find a career in Public Relations and Marketing. When I’m not busy with school, some of my favorite things to do are cooking, listening to live music, traveling, and staying up to date on the latest fashion and beauty trends.

You can follow me on twitter @MollyShadle or contact me via email: mtshadle@mix.wvu.edu