Am I Writing About My Life, Or Selling Myself Out?

After people repeatedly recognize Shannon Keating and her girlfriend from a personal essay she published about a lesbian cruise, and in the midst of the furor over Natalie Beach’s essay about her friendship with Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway on The Cut, Keating wonders about the line between writer and influencer, and the ethics of writing about our lives and the people in them.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Sep 30, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,053 words)

Going Overboard

“I didn’t expect that spending a few days with a couple thousand lesbians on a floating hotel/casino/mall/amusement park would push me to radically reconsider the future I’d been carefully and painstakingly planning for myself.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jun 18, 2019
Length: 45 minutes (11,271 words)