If a picture is worth a thousand words, Caroline Calloway’s new memoir is going to be extremely long. The England-based art history student has been writing a memoir through her Instagram account, mashing together photos, captions, conversations, and more. Unlike most Instagram feeds, Calloway does not post in real time. Instead, she curates her posts, about a year behind her actual life, to construct her narrative. Sophie Kleeman explains at Tech.Mic:
Calloway is an aspiring memoirist, and her posts are intended to read like individual chapters. She chooses each photo to help tell the story of a particular moment from her time at Cambridge, and the accompanying captions are not off-the-cuff musings — rather, they’re written on a computer and edited by friends. They include snippets of conversation, sensory descriptions and, above all else, details of Calloway’s thoughts in the moment. It’s a carefully curated representation of her life abroad.