Ava Rosato

<i>Fresh Voices</i>: Ava Rosato on Humor and Self-Depreciation

Fresh Voices: Ava Rosato on Humor and Self-Depreciation

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In this episode of Fresh Voices, Assistant Voices Editor Lizz Pankova and Ava Rosato discuss her piece in the Feb. 16, 2018 issue, What’s in a Diss?. In it, they discuss Ava’s thoughts on humor and self-depreciation, and coming to terms with one’s flaws. Her full print piece can be found here. http://media.blubrry.com/voicepodcastnetwork/p/georgetownvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Fresh-voices-whats-in-a-diss-21618-4.45-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…

What’s in a Diss?

What’s in a Diss?


Dissing yourself is a form of humor familiar to most. Moments of vulnerability and confidence alike often oblige us to defer to joking about everyone’s easiest target—themselves. But in what sense should devaluing yourself ever be a source of humor? All too often, attempts to jokingly self-deprecate come across as either attention-seeking or pity-inducing. Personally,…

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