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Juliana Chiaramonte


Column: The irony of wellness influencing

"Every day when I open TikTok, I am overwhelmed. I am attacked by not only influencers, but therapists, chiropractors, doctors, nurses, aestheticians, hypnotists and a whole host of other people about my daily habits. My 'For You' page is full of videos recommending skincare products, criticizing and suggesting improvements for my posture, diagnosing me with irreparable trauma that supposedly ruins all my relationships or recommending that I make a huge mindset shift. They all inundate me with buzzwords and hacks that are supposed to change my life."


Column: 'Lucky Girl Syndrome'? Just call it privilege

"People who have had everything work out for them can claim the power of Lucky Girl Syndrome and ignore the benefits of privilege. While this obviously is not a binary system and manifestation is technically a pseudoscience, there is a clear line of privilege in the creators who praise the effects of Lucky Girl Syndrome. You may feel lucky, but is that because you manifested it, or because of the societal position you were probably just born into?"

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