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My name is Ilana Bucholtz. I am a 23-year old, recent graduate of Penn State University, who earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Jewish Studies minor. For eight years I have battled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Through my personal experiences, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge, learned many lessons, and have developed insights that I feel are valuable and worth sharing. Please browse around and join me in my journey to restore balance in my life, make peace with food, and find the grey areas in which I aspire to live. I hope that you find some inspiration along the way! Find me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter!!
One of my absolute passions is nutrition and healthy cooking. I love to develop and whip up delicious and nutritious recipes, follow the blogs of other healthy foodies, and experiment at making high-calorie dishes into guiltless gourmet meals! The prep work, such as shopping for ingredients, actual cooking, and cleaning, yes the cleaning afterwards, are huge stress & anxiety relievers and something I thoroughly enjoy.
Many of the works directly related to my internal struggles and personal epiphanies can be found here. Writing has been a wonderfully therapeutic outlet. The topics of G-d, leadership, and relationships are also incorporated into various posts.
If you feel so inclined, click the image below and check out my online portfolio, which contains some recent television packages I have produced for my broadcasting classes. Additionally, here are direct links to my course work and resumé.
While upcoming generations will most likely know how to use the latest technologies, the issue lies in whether they will interpret the information it transmits correctly. To successfully do so, people must develop a healthy level of skepticism and an ability to detect bias and ulterior motives in the advertisements and television shows they view. Media literacy helps us to function and thrive in society on a daily basis. For example, if adolescents continue to look at magazine covers and discern that the images they see are achievable, rates of eating disorders and depression are probably going to continue to rise. People need to be guided in developing a critical eye and ear and I hope my writing assists in these efforts.