Growing Up on the Internet

My generation is the first raised by the internet. Not only did we grow up using it for both school and recreationally, but we also became attached to internet personalities who influenced our interests. 

From a young age, I have watched young female Youtubers share their lives with their subscribers. These vloggers would make content about their day to day lives, their style, and discuss important topics relevant to growing up. 

As I enter my senior year of college, it has dawned on me just how much these young women have influenced my life. Many of them are about to graduate college or have become recent alumni. These Youtubers have served as role models for myself and have helped me navigate my high school/college experience. 

At almost 21, I begin to realize that I no longer need them to influence my opinions or decisions. Yet, I feel like stopping watching their videos is like a friend break up. While there is no right answer, I am thankful for the ways these young women have accompanied me on my journey to adulthood. 

Here are some to watch:

  1. Danielle Carolan
  2. Brookie Miccio
  3. Margot Lee

With gratitude,



Published by oliviaccohen

My name is Olivia Cohen and I am an Advertising/PR major at UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels! My passion for storytelling consumes me, as I am dedicated to learning how to share impactful messages through a variety of mediums. Throughout my education and work experience, I have dabbled in journalism, creative writing, copywriting, and vocal narratives. My goal is to never stop learning. I aim to use my outgoing personality and competitive nature to help companies share their stories in a concise and impactful manner.

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