Laura Pitcher

Opinion

Spiritual misogyny is flourishing on TikTok

How divine feminine and masculine discourse is reinforcing gender roles and purity culture rhetoric online.
Laura Pitcher
an hour ago
Opinion

How the internet got so gross

Being beautiful online is boring — the trend cycle's taken a grotesque turn in the form of body morphing art, Brutalist beauty, food hacks and more.
Laura Pitcher
11.10.22
Opinion

Cuffing season is dead, actually

This fall, folks are abandoning the outdated seasonal romance trope in favor of friendships, self-development and non-transactional connections.
Laura Pitcher
11.3.22
Opinion

How to tell if your partner's quiet quitting your relationship

Without knowing it, you could have experienced what the internet calls 'quiet dumping'.
Laura Pitcher
10.12.22
Opinion

Slow living is inherently anti-capitalist, but the aesthetic is not

Has 'slow living', a TikTok trend rooted in sustainable and anti-work movements, become yet another inaccessible moodboard?
Laura Pitcher
8.22.22
Opinion

How makeup videos became a safe space to share our true feelings

From hidden tweets to existential #beautytok, makeup videos are carving out a candid space online.
Laura Pitcher
8.8.22
Opinion

BeReal won’t save us from ourselves

The app is ushering in a new era of authenticity, but will toxic online perfectionism ever die?
Laura Pitcher
7.28.22
Opinion

Unpacking our generational fear of codependency

Rampant individualism and a misconstrued understanding of codependency have fuelled a loveless, community-less dating climate.
Laura Pitcher
6.21.22
Photography

Photos documenting the Black immigrant experience in America

With their new photo series 'Welcome Home', NYC's Chucha Studios hope to uplift marginalised artists and facilitate systemic change.
Laura Pitcher
6.8.22
Opinion

Can the algorithm ever be spiritual?

From Tarot TikTok to 'If you're seeing this, it's for you' Instagram posts, we explore whether social media can be a medium for divine messaging.
Laura Pitcher
5.17.22
Opinion

Is 2022 really the year of the villain?

According to the internet, we should all be entering our 'villain era'. Spoiler alert: it has little to do with actually committing crimes.
Laura Pitcher
4.21.22
Opinion

It's officially short king spring

The internet says tall men have dominated the dating scene for far too long, but a new era is upon us.
Laura Pitcher
3.22.22
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