Self May 10, 2022
Will self-care be enough to combat its pervasive influence?
“Sometimes I just need a break. At least a week to recharge and reset. Deep clean my space. Digital detox,” Mia Luckey, a 24-year-old self-described intuitive massage therapist based in Dallas, tweeted in March to her 24,000 followers. “I really just wanna be quiet and still for like a week.”
At nine years old, Luckey had her own MySpace account—an Alvin and the Chipmunks fan page—and an influx of followers who cared about what she had to say. Posting became addictive. After Luckey started high school, where she admittedly felt like an outcast among her peers, she found validation when she expressed herself on platforms like...