Navigating all the platforms of social media can feel a bit like walking through a minefield. A picture from home of your new baby niece, the friend who just got married or a post with news you haven’t seen otherwise can be gifts that brighten your day. Or they can heighten the sense of homesickness, or stir up feelings of inadequacy and jealousy.
Then come the decisions about what to post yourself, factoring in what your supporters might think, wanting to honor your host culture but also wanting to keep up those connections back in your passport country. What’s a girl to do?
We are diving into the topic of social media this week here at Velvet Ashes! In this place where so much of our community happens via social media, we don’t take this topic lightly. How do we find balance in today’s media-savvy world and make wise decisions when it comes to how we use this tool well?
Come join our discussion this week on the blog, and we invite your thoughts on Instagram with the hashtag #VelvetAshesSocialMedia. We hope this will be a valuable time of personal reflection and learning together!