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Why Fashion Influencers Are Pivoting To Anxiety

Why Fashion Influencers Are Pivoting To Anxiety

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  • To me this is mostly a ploy to excuse verbal emotional diarrhea and falsely humanizing oneself. If you’re an influencer, your likes are attached to your wallet. I don’t know that sharing your anxiety (a ubiquitous endeavor) is going to matter much to me if you’re normally peddling cross-branded sustainable

    To me this is mostly a ploy to excuse verbal emotional diarrhea and falsely humanizing oneself. If you’re an influencer, your likes are attached to your wallet. I don’t know that sharing your anxiety (a ubiquitous endeavor) is going to matter much to me if you’re normally peddling cross-branded sustainable espadrilles, or the like. I don’t even trust your product recommendations, so why would I trust in your “real life-ness” efforts? Instagram et al is a photo album. It’s not for telling me the Amazon is burning and you’re super upset about it while eating your grass fed burger in LA. I don’t care about where your juice is sourced. Sorry for the rant but this is all so phony.

    Almost everyone goes through depression. It’s good to normalize it but I don’t really believe a lot of these people are being authentic.

  • There is so much saddled in this. Judging influencers is a favorite pastime of many, but we are all human with flaws. I have compassion for all people no matter how many followers they have.

  • It's undeniable: there's something about social media that makes people comfortable with sharing anything personal. From pop stars' *ehem* intimate-time selfies to influencers' medications. These are photos one would never ever develop and pass around at Thanksgiving, but there's something about Instagram

    It's undeniable: there's something about social media that makes people comfortable with sharing anything personal. From pop stars' *ehem* intimate-time selfies to influencers' medications. These are photos one would never ever develop and pass around at Thanksgiving, but there's something about Instagram that invites it. The ability to delete, remove replies, close the app and continue a conversation later or never. 

    It's a fantastic tool for youth figuring themselves out, but adults doing this? I'm not sure I'm impressed. Adults don't start serious conversations completely one-sided behind a screen. There is always personal growth to be had coming out of real world conversation, a human to human dialogue. EQ to improve, self confidence to build, trust in others in gain, the passion behind another perspective to witness. That's where microblogging deeply fails, and billows desensitization, exhaustion and boredom with "the issues". Everything is simply text. Even this comment.

  • I expect influencers to show diversified ways of life including their personal struggles. They can be more familiar for us than celebrities.

  • You know what influences were called when I was a kid? Sellouts.

  • “The aspirational and anxious, the euphoric and sad, are just a scroll away from one another, asking for the same thing: Like me, please.”

    No matter what way we spin it, social media DOES impact us all. Good, bad, ugly...we tune in. It’s great that we have the chance to share those feelings and connect

    “The aspirational and anxious, the euphoric and sad, are just a scroll away from one another, asking for the same thing: Like me, please.”

    No matter what way we spin it, social media DOES impact us all. Good, bad, ugly...we tune in. It’s great that we have the chance to share those feelings and connect on the things that that make us human.

    There are also have the people trying to capitalize on it - (good and bad) and I think as users we have to educate ourselves more. It’s easy to fall into those fomo thirst traps and that ‘woe is my life’ kind of mentality but also, take responsibility of yourself. Take CARE of yourself, we are all human.

  • Newer generations understand: sharing your human experience with others is vulnerable and rewarding. It's the force driving professionalism towards honesty and away from image. To quote Ze Frank, "life is being lived, here" in a digital playground. Influencers normalizing some of the most common, most

    Newer generations understand: sharing your human experience with others is vulnerable and rewarding. It's the force driving professionalism towards honesty and away from image. To quote Ze Frank, "life is being lived, here" in a digital playground. Influencers normalizing some of the most common, most devastating, and most dismissed mental illnesses can only help and encourages vulnerable people to connect more and avoid isolation. Being skeptical or critical is an admission of how jaded you've become and how uncomfortable you are with emotional connection. Maybe watch some Steven Universe.

  • Depending on the "influencer" they could be genuine. But I suspect many, and I mean over 99%, are just want to be celebrities who will do anything for attention. Instead of public figures/influencer they should be called attention seekers.