For this editorial layout I was inspired to use Michal Pudelka's photos from the series "Insiders". I loved how he homogenizes the look of his models to the point where they appear cult like. You just look at these photos and hear someone say, "You can't sit with us". I looked for an article related to mean girls or girl gangs and came across a 2003 radio broadcast from This American Life called "The Allure of the Mean Friend". It featured a series of interviews with people who have experienced first hand the power and draw of popularity. I edited the transcript to fit a four page spread and retitled it, "The Allure of the Mean Girl" to match my theme. I included ornate pink knives and scissors to illustrate the beautiful, dangerous and back stabbing nature of the popular mean girl.