In the Media – Taylor Swift on Friendship (Grazia UK)

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October 7, 2014

In a recent issue of the UK publication Grazia, journalist Emily Phillips writes a thoughtful essay about how she (and more notably, Taylor Swift) feel like they will never be part of the “in” crowd. She calls herself a functioning social misfit (FSM). Phillips writes:

Loitering on the periphery of friendship circles, but never properly fitting in. I’m not the only one. In an age of social media, in which we are swamped with contacts clamouring for our attention, it’s difficult to know where we belong…no matter how many friends I make, I will never be anyone’s first choice.

Emily spoke to me before crafting her piece and writes:

‘We live in a very mobile society, and with the pressures of time and responsibility felt by many women, maintaining friendships can sometimes feel like a self-indulgent luxury,’ explains psychologist Irene S Levine, who specialises in the field of friendship.

You can read the entire article in Grazia UK by clicking here.

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