In an increasingly crowded field, it takes more than luck to build a career as an influencer. These aspiring style icons opened up about the hours and dollars they’ve spent to establish themselves, and whether it’s all been worth it.
For years, the Friday Night Lights star watched as publicists tried — and failed — to sell him as a classic, bland, movie star dreamboat. With a new Instagram account, he’s taken matters into his own hands.
Mindy Kaling Posted The First Picture Of Her Son To Celebrate His Birthday And Opened Up About His Relationship With Her Daughter Katherine
"Happy birthday, Spike!"
Chrissy Teigen Marked Her "50 Day Sobriety Streak" With A Candid Instagram Post About Alcohol "No Longer Serves Her In Any Way"
"I still dunno if I'll never drink again, but I do know it no longer serves me in ANY way."
The milk and honey author's use of unspecified collective trauma in her quest to depict the quintessential South Asian female experience feels disingenuous.
When the natural hair video blogger Meechy Monroe died of brain cancer at 32, it was gutting for women like me who considered her not just a celebrity, but something closer to a friend.
Influencers Say A Sex Toy Company Has Been Hiring Them To Market Its Products But Delaying Paying Them
Creators who have worked with Ooh! Companion on sponsored content deals told BuzzFeed News they have spent weeks or months chasing down payments from the brand, with some saying they were only paid after threatening legal action.
A conversation about plastic surgery is also, in a complicated way, a conversation about the literal erasure of our pasts.
This week, Walter Thompson-Hernandez interviewed a handful of South L.A. residents about the complexity of identifying a Blaxican. Read that and other essays from Refinery 29, The Cut, Rookie, and more.
This week, Kaye Toal writes about volunteering at an abortion clinic and what she wishes people understood about abortions. Read that and other essays from Gawker, Harper's Magazine, Medium, and more.
This week, 10 nonwhite Americans speak out about discrimination they've experienced inside the classroom. Read that and other essays from The Daily Dot, Medium, Salon, and more.
This week, Esther Werdiger wrote about changing her last name when she got married — and how she regrets her choice. Read that and other essays from Racked, The Cut, Vox, and more.
We all know that the women who surround us contain multitudes. Kendrick powerfully suggests that celebrities can as well.
Swift has spent the last two years "making friendship fun." But her choice of Instagram girlfriends is also an incredibly savvy image maintenance strategy.
People who operate on the fringes of Instagram’s community guidelines say they’ve resorted to desperate measures after losing their accounts, turning to dealers who say they have a back door to the platform.
In this week's newsletter, I grapple with the industry moving toward faster lines of e-commerce, which is natural, for how unnaturally automaton-like the shopping experience will become.
Britney Spears Said Her Recent Topless Photos Are An Attempt To Free Herself From The Weight Of The Conservatorship After Fans Expressed Concern They'd Been Posted Without Consent
Britney's latest Instagram post explaining the recent influx of topless photos comes just days after she said she was attempting to be less cautious about what she shares online.
"My baby is days old, and you're taking my baby away from me," Mercado said. "You have no heart. This is so wrong."
The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.
Blake Lively Hilariously Shared Her DMs With Ryan Reynolds After Calling Him Out For Posting A Thirst Trap
"Are we supposed to believe this isn't a post about your fine ass arms?"
Lamar Odom Responded To Tristan Thompson After He Shockingly Threatened Him In The Comments Of Khloé Kardashian's Instagram Post
In an uncharacteristic move, Khloé not only disappeared from the platform and remained silent on the exchange between her exes for days, but also allowed Tristan's comment to remain live on her page.
President Biden Confirmed Pop Star Olivia Rodrigo Is Going To The White House In An Instagram Comment
Good 4 u, Olivia!
Enlarged lips, pronounced muscles, and waists that have been narrowed will require declaration when the law comes into effect.
The UK's Advertising Regulator Is Naming And Shaming Influencers Who They Say Keep Breaking The Rules
"It’s not difficult: be upfront and clear when posts and Stories are ads."
By announcing new tools to help people make money, Instagram seemingly wants to woo back some of its disgruntled influencers.
Ellie Kemper Apologized For Participating In The Veiled Prophet Ball That Had An "Unquestionably Racist" Past
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor said she was not aware of the organization's history when she was 19, but added that "ignorance is no excuse."
“I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.”
We’re so used to putting our entire lives online, but what if we just…didn’t?
Kylie Jenner Opened Up About Raising Stormi To Be Her "Legacy" And How She Might Take Over The Kylie Cosmetics Empire One Day
"Maybe she will take over Kylie Cosmetics one day? Only if she wants to."
"A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother."