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In a complex world, choosing to be honest can be a radical act

The time has come to stop cropping the sad parts. Only then can we truly understand each other and start supporting each other as a community

By Kerry Hudson  

Social media can feel divisive. But it's also a chance to build communities. Photo: Prospect composite

Somewhere, among social media and mass media, between public presentation and even our private moments, it seems we’ve lost the ability to be truthful. Truthful about how we are really doing, how we feel about the world, our fears, hopes, relationships, dress size, diet, reading habits, sex and credit card debt. The list is endless. The carefully curated, performative nature of social media and the real-life overspill of public perception anxiety has slowly…

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