Lemmings on Parade: The High Cost of Personal Branding

The highly curated life comes with a hefty price tag

Robin Strong
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readSep 21, 2021

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I’m so glad I didn’t grow up in the age of social media.

My childhood memories are a mishmash of people, colors, and feelings. I like that it’s a little fuzzy in places. The blur of growing up still holds significant weight in the formation of my identity…

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