Hi, I'm Miranda.
The hard part was remembering all the embellishments. People caught up on it. It was then and there I had to start writing, merely to avoid being called a liar. It was a necessity.
In my twenties, I started to watch TV Shows, and instead of following a story with a pack of popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate in my hand, I mostly held a pad, making notes as to how the story can be more believable. Better. More real. Inspiring.
My thirties brought on a realization the real world is not so lovely as once naively thought (and hoped), so I started to dissect it on paper, trying to make the sense out of the senseless. One question at a time.
Human folly annoyed me. But mostly my own.
In the midst of all that, I became a public person. Followed by a very public relationship. It was a pairing that inspired some and annoyed some. I learned the media games at my own expense and realized all its subtle manipulations for the effect of influencing people's opinions.
I felt like regular people needed to know that, so I opened a MySpace blog (hello, Tom!), and started to unmask the media practices; articles that tried to use me for their own silly narratives. I took on tabloid media only causing them to "torture" me more. I didn't care about it. Contrary to my teen years, I felt the truth was important here.
That decade-long experience made me become a huge advocate of media reform, especially the tabloid one. No, I don't think it's irrelevant and should be ignored. I think they influence people's minds with lies and should be taken seriously. I think reporting should be based on facts, not opinions and assumptions.
It's an ongoing battle.
I left that world on my own accord; people say I'm very tabloid-y, but with age came maturity and ways to control my own narrative. My writing allowed people to get to know me better, the real me. Not the person they read about.
"Controlling the narrative." I feel like Kardashians invented that line, even though they are creating, not controlling their own narrative. People who don't understand their media manipulation annoy me very much.
In 2009. I launched my blog - mirandavidak.com, where I write about the culture we consume, the society we share, the mechanics of modern relationships, television that's shaping our thinking, and a window and a mirror to a better self.
Making sense of the world one question at a time.
In 2019. I discovered Medium. Stories published here hit me more than anything I have read anywhere else; there's just something about strangers' lives online I find endearing to read about. The experiences.
I only read for a few years and in 2021. decided to find a home here for myself and start writing. Be a part of this community.
The world is more senseless than ever, and we might not change much with our stories, but we can raise the important questions and start crucial conversations.
I observe events, society, people, art all around me to uncover defining moments; whether it's a story or a real-life, I analyze them to understand the world around us while bettering ourselves in the process.
Welcome to my profile. Hope you stay awhile!