My name is Riley, I normally don’t like meeting new people but when I met Jaedyn, something just clicked with us. I felt like I knew her forever, she is an amazingly smart and loving person. She gets on my nerves a lot but I know that she is always there for me. Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have her in my life. In my free time I like to watch Hulu, Netflix, and sometimes Disney Plus. Some of my favorite shows to watch include, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Shadow Hunters, Greys Anatomy, and Criminal Minds. I also like How To Train Your Dragon, and Mulan. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and swimming. I have been swimming since I was about 5 years old and have met some of my closest friends on my high-school team. I am grateful for all the relationships I have made over the years and hope to open up and meet more people in the future. A life long dream I have is to travel the world to meet new people and experience and see new things. I want to be a Lawyer or a Marine Biologist and I am looking forward to what the future holds for me.
I’m Jaedyn, and personally even though Riley annoys me more than words can explain, she is one of the most loyal and closest friends I have ever had. She is one of the most loving, and free spirited people that I know. Riley and I talk to each other about everything and she’s more than a best friend shes like family. In my free time you will catch me watching anime, going out with my friends (ya know when the deathly hallows pandemic wasn’t around), thrifting, doing makeup, and helping out others. I started cheering at a young age and it is now something I am very passionate about and can’t wait to get back to once the pandemic is over. Fashion is something you will always see me being infatuated with. I find myself putting together crazy outfits that scream ME! I enjoy waking up and starting my day with my outfits and makeup and always finding a way to make each day different. One thing I really love is piercings so much that I have six and cannot wait to get more(if I can convince my mom). Besides me just being me, I hope to one day spread kindness and positivity to all using the platform that I have, I cannot wait for what I do in the future.
Teens now have all this new technology influencing their lives. Social media, including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and Youtube are really popular. We find and follow the trends and find our own style set from role models and influencers we wish to be like one day. A lot of influencers now are young, which is giving other young kids the courage and motivation they need to step out of their comfort zone and make a change in the world.
Music is also a big factor in today’s society. Kids are getting the majority of songs through TikTok. If we’re talking bands, Mother Mother, Arctic Monkeys and the Neighborhood are some of our personal favorites. Some of our favorite artists include, Halsey, 21 Savage, Pop Smoke, Melanie Martinez, Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, Oliver Tree, Lil peep, Mac Miller, SZA, Jhene Aiko, and the list goes on! Not only do we like the music they create, but they are also very big influencers that affect the way we teens view the society we live in.