the Envy List #44: Nobody Likes A Fake

Influencers everywhere, it's time for real talk.


Hello, friend. Liz, here.

Nobody likes a fake. Especially when that fake has 100K followers and a slammin’ beach bod. Can we all—influencers included—be real about the fact that 2020 looks different (and worse) than we expected? That nothing has gone to plan? That holidays are celebrated better with a crowd? That we’re all holding our breath ‘til the ball drops at the end of the month?

In that vein, the readings for this week are a satirical/serious/real-world/thoughtful takes on the stories of our lives. Because honest beats cool any day of the week.

Warmly, Liz Charlotte Grant

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the Envy List

Nobody wants your happy-go-lucky Instagram feed in 2020. Ya hear, influencers? Let’s be real about how tough this year has been for all of us. Read more…

One evangelical’s fall from grace: how Eric Metaxas became one of Trump’s most ardent supporters. (Religion News Service) Read more…

In 2019, only 7 children with downs syndrome were born in Denmark, due to universal prenatal genetic testing and the near universality of abortions for any family with a bad test result—which makes them the last children of downs syndrome. And this is only beginning. (The Atlantic) Read more…

^ Microwaves are debilitating CIA officials abroad in a hostile countries. We’re talking real, live spy stuff and a disease known as “Havana Syndrome.” (GQ) Read more…

One fat lady’s (funny/fictional/satirical/painfully accurate) attempt to receive good health care. (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency). Read more…

An oral history of George Floyd’s killing and a summer of protests. #BlackLivesMatter (The Point Magazine) Read more…


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