CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: I have exciting news! I’ve been working on this project for almost a year now, and I’m so happy that I can finally share it with y’all. My best friend Emily and I started an ongoing web series called The Do Not Enter Diaries, a project devoted to filming the stories of teenage bedrooms. The project was founded by Emily Cohn (who has interned for OC TV and is a Tribeca Film Institute Fellow) and myself (Emma Orlow, who has written for places such as Refinery29, BUST Magazine, and The Huffington Post) in January 2012. Emily films and edits the videos, while I interview the teens and run the website/social media. Together, The Do Not Enter Diaries takes you behind the closed doors of teenagers’ hideouts, everywhere from New York to Mumbai. It’s not launching till January 2013, but for now, you can check out our website (http://donotenterdiaries.com) for more info and watch the sneak peek.
As teenagers, there are so few spaces we can truly claim ownership to. However, a teenager’s bedroom, a magical haven for carving out ones’ personal style—- or more often a place for snacking, studying, and dancing—-says a lot about us. Here at The Do Not Enter Diaries, we believe that the bedroom is a physical manifestation of a diary. The choices we make in our room can say a lot about our aesthetics and philosophies on a deeper level than what sheet patterns we like. The Do Not Enter Diaries is meant for ALL teenagers—meaning we seek to highlight a diverse set of genders, ethnicities, interests, and locations on our site. We’ll be exploring how exactly our bedrooms contribute or contrast who we are as teenagers by uncovering a world kept behind closed doors. Plus, you might just find a little decorating inspiration along the way…
The Do Not Enter Diaries has filmed interviews on a national and global scale and hopes to film YOU next! To contact us, click here.
A NEW BEDROOM VIDEO WILL BE POSTED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 4:00 PM EST, ON THE SITE’S HOMEPAGE, STARTING JANUARY 2013. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SITE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR PREMIERE!!