No Filters And Other Lies: Pretending Has A Price

Instagram and other social media can be a gift or a curse. I am glad I didn’t grow up with it, only joining Facebook in high school and promoting art and books on Twitter. Nearly every creative needs to have a social media presence to promote their content to an established audience, as well as a new one. So do most professionals.

One problem is that you can be anyone online, and it means you can’t verify who you really are. Sometimes this means you have a username that’s related to fandom, or to a part of your name, and you can express…

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