I randomly ended up reading both parts of your story. The way you described your path showed pure self-awareness. I hope sharing your story with the world has been the first step towards a brighter future. «You deserve to be alive» and most important you deserve to be happy. Even though I’m a complete stranger – I wish you all the best, Amita.
Your story is heart-touching. It clearly describes what an enlightened student looks like. Luckily your professor was smart enough to listen to you.
I think there’s a chance to get experience without being hired. A graphic designer doesn’t need an art director to learn Photoshop basics much like a social media manager…
Older people joining a teenager-centric digital platform is part of the deal. You mention Facebook, but it was the same for Instagram as well. First, the son. X years on, his mother. From a sociological standpoint, it’s quite interesting to see different generations acting on the same digital field.