Instagram and the Worlds that Never Were

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Social media promises and delivers on a very seductive lie: that I can curate my life. It implies something that cannot exist: a tidy life without any snags or seams. But edited, life ceases to be life. Reality must be acknowledged in its entirety or it ceases to be reality. Consider an airbrushed, Photoshopped model on a magazine cover…

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