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October 26, 2023

The Talk: Self-Care or Self-Obsession?

Hosted by: Safiya Azam, Caitlyn Concepcion

Edited by: Wendy Le

Self-care is a $9.9 billion industry associated with products, beauty and spending, when in reality, its true meaning is much more simple.

In this episode, The Sidekick staff designer Safiya Azam and staff writer Caitlyn Concepcion speak to Coppell High School head counselor Ann Cinelli and sophomore Matteo Zanelli to learn more about the warped perception of self-care and how it’s gone from empowerment of self to a booming corporate industry.

Follow along our podcast with transcript.

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Caitlyn Concepcion, Staff Writer
Caitlyn Concepcion is a sophomore at Coppell High School and a first-year staffer on The Sidekick. This is Caitlyn’s second year at Coppell Independent School District, moving from North Hills Preparatory. Caitlyn loves English, design, and photography, and it was those passions which propelled her into joining The Sidekick. When she heard from The Sidekick (and after scouring the coppell student media website), Caitlyn felt like the variety of options of medium was instantly compelling. However, she is most excited for writing and photography. Born in the Philippines and a traveling connoisseur, Caitlyn loves learning about people, which is why she is excited to write features. Her passion for traveling has led her to want to travel around the world. As a compassionate individual, Caitlyn values those that are driven to their goals, however, she hopes to learn to be more receptive to feedback. Caitlyn hopes to use this class as an opportunity to talk to more people. Transitioning from a previously pessimistic person, Caitlyn believes the power of optimism has a large impact on the way people interact. Caitlyn’s inherent curiosity to answer questions and creativity has brought her to journalism. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys filming and editing videos and playing sand volleyball with her friends. You can contact Caitlyn @[email protected].
Safiya Azam, Staff Designer

Safiya Azam is a first-year sophomore on The Sidekick, diving headfirst into the world of multimedia and creative exploration on The Sidekick. As a budding artist, she thrives on embracing various art forms and is set on pushing her boundaries. You can contact Safiya at [email protected].

 
Wendy Le, Podcast Producer
Wendy Le is a junior and the podcast producer of The Sidekick. Through The Sidekick, she found her passion in photography and podcasting. In her free time, she enjoys scrolling through Pinterest, capturing mundane moments on camera and spending time with her friends and family.  Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, she moved to the United States as an 8-year-old. Le’s childhood consisted of traveling around the world, more specifically, different parts of Asia. Constantly on the move, she finally settled down in Coppell, TX in the seventh grade, where she met some of her closest friends. When feeling burnt out, Le recharges her social battery by sitting in her bed and relaxing throughout the day. Listening to Lana Del Ray, specifically her Lust for Life album, helps bring a sense of peacefulness to her day. You can contact her at [email protected].
Avani Munji, Executive Design Editor
Avani Munji is a senior and the executive design editor for The Sidekick. Munji joined the program unintentionally, but found that The Sidekick was the perfect place for her to grow as a designer. When she’s not creating a design or trying to learn everything there is to know about Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, you can find her playing various videogames on her Xbox and mourning the loss of her 2008 Wii. You can contact her on ‘X’ (@a_munjii).

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