Gen Z Moms and Friend Apps
happy-hour girl? Funemployed? A Mary Jane?
Malia Obama is a writer on Donald Glover's upcoming series; a Vogue x BAPE collaboration is offically in the works; and forget trophies — Timothée Chalamet sucessfully won the Oscar red carpet for Gen Z.
THE GEN Z MOMS OF TIKTOK, romper
All over TikTok, young women are depicting motherhood in ways that are at once more honest and less depressing than Instamom life, and that leave room for experiences outside of motherhood.
WHAT TEENAGERS REALLY LEARN FROM STOCK-MARKET GAMES, wsj
Successful investors diversify broadly, avoid unnecessary risk and rarely trade. So why are kids getting rewarded for doing the opposite?
KIDS ARE LEARNING HISTORY FROM VIDEO GAMES NOW, atlantic
Games give their players an expansive, detailed, exciting—and, yes, controversial—way to dive into history. That’s more than you could say for most high-school textbooks.
MEET THE 27-YEAR-OLD INVESTOR WHO IS TEACHING BLACK GEN Z GIRLS ABOUT FINANCIAL LITERACY, fastco
The founder of Modern Blk Girl, which started as a room on Clubhouse, has built an online community with 100,000 followers.
DO FRIENDSHIP-MAKING APPS REALLY WORK?, thecut
I really do think friendship apps will have an enormous role in our future, but, uh, maybe they’re not quite there yet.
I also tried Vina, a rose-tinted, “hey girl hey” app that promised to connect me to “amazing women.” There, I picked my pastel personality categories (Are you a happy-hour girl? Funemployed? A Mary Jane?), wrote a quick bio (“Hi! I’m an anxious wreck who loves to wine and dine”), and clicked go. The app returned zero results. “Edit your filters or spread the word to help grow the community and meet more friends,” it read. “Xoxo.”
HOW GRANDMILLENNIAL JEWELRY TOOK OVER, elle
“Wearing Granny’s beads with Mom’s jeans and Dad’s blazer” has never been more popular, per stylist and Bridesmaids co–costume designer Leesa Evans.
One last thought: