internet has given us a far greater grasp of the issues that we face, which, in turn, compels us to do something about them. Look at someone like Anna Lee (Millennials on the Move, page 57). She’s just an everyday woman like you or I who has seen something happening in the world that she doesn’t like, and instead of just talking about it, she’s rolling up her sleeves and effecting change. And how is she doing it? : Through social media. It’s the essential tool that has given us unprecedented, unlimited potential to problem solve. : But it has its drawbacks. For example, everyone knows that platforms like Instagram and Facebook curate content for you based on your online activity, and that of your friends. What this means though is that, when it comes to social issues, we get lulled into thinking we are in the majority. That’s why we were all so blindsided by the result of the USA presidential election. Everyone in our social media feeds was #withher, so you felt like the whole of America was. It wasn’t. : But despite (or in light of?) the outcome of that election, it's so positive seeing so many of our peers engaging with world politics. When our parents were our age, I don’t think their conversations would have been dominated by the presidential election to the extent that ours were in the lead up to it. And again, it’s because our access to it is so much more immediate. But you can't say that our generation is apathetic. : Absolutely not. Another one of our Millennials on the Move, mayoral candidate Chlöe Swarbrick, made the point that even the memes we share on Instagram and Facebook are so often political. She categorised this as a ‘sub-level of humour’ and said that it denotes a ‘sub-level of intellect’. Basically anyone who thinks we are apathetic needs to realise that this is just the language that we are having this conversation in, and at the end of the day, at least we are having the conversation. : Of course. But as you said, the internet is basically an echo chamber, so it’s almost like we are having this conversation with ourselves. Do you think someone needs to invent a new algorithm that shows you the opposite of what you and your friends are talking about, so there is more of a dialogue? : Totally. Can a millennial please invent that? We’ll put you in the next issue! : For reals. In all seriousness, the women in this magazine are your leaders and influencers. Each of them embodies what it means to be a strong, independent woman and they inspire me to do what I love. I hope they do the same for you. : Agreed. Who do you consider the ultimate symbol of our time? : Everyone featured in Miss FQ has to be, in my eyes, the ultimate symbol of our time. But today I’m saying our cover girl Gigi Hadid (Tommy’s Girl, page 34). Our next issue? IDK! Stay tuned for May 2017. : Or better yet, let us know! Email us, write us a comment, slide into our DMS. We want to hear from you. Until then, happy reading!