Career

In Defense of Instagrammers and Basic Bitches: Authenticity, Conformity, and Performativity in the Age of Social Media

On Authenticity: Isn’t It Ironic? A few months ago, Instagrammer Essena O’Neill made international news when she took a stand against social media. She edited the captions of her glamorous Instagram posts to reveal the “truth” behind the double life she led. She even called social media a “lie,” and encouraged others to quit social media, too. In one of her photos, she […] Read more…

7 Overrated Things I Let Go Of in 2015

There are numerous clichés about success and career that have become so ingrained in us. Often times, these cliches are no longer analyzed and questioned, but considered to be universal truths. Hackneyed old sayings all emphasize hard work, busyness, and preparedness. I met some people and came across amazing articles that made me realize how some […] Read more…