Kenyon Confessions: A Shift in Focus

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 1.40.28 AMJust last week we discussed the new trend that is currently dominating your Facebook newsfeed, Kenyon Confessions. Since our first reporting, Kenyon confessions has shifted quite dramatically in mood. While the occasional nonsensical, jokey, flirty, sexual, and/or disgusting post still makes an appearance, the overall page has become much more serious.

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Kenyon confessions has found a new earnestness and seems to be acting as a forum for the student body to confess their vulnerabilities, fears, hopes, and secrets. It has also become a forum for people to connect.

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While the page is anonymous, many students are expressing their desires to connect with the people who wrote certain posts. It seems as though the community is taking to Kenyon confessions in order to find the solace and the support they yearn for. Has Kenyon Confessions become a necessary source of community that allows individuals to express themselves without the fear of being judged or labeled?

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This shift in focus also brings to mind the roles of mental health groups on campus like the Peer Counselors and Sexual Misconduct Advisors. The Kenyon Confessions forum has, in a sense become a wide and faceless support system for students.

One response

  1. Friendly reminder that the confidential 24/7 SMA hotline (740-358-1544) and the Counseling Center (740-427-5643) are available for anyone who needs support or just wants to talk to someone.

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