The Influencer ‘It’ Girl: Privilege, Performativity and the Politics of Empowered Self-Promotion on Instagram

This piece was written as my major work for the capstone unit, Critical Practice in Media, in the final semester of my BA (Media and Communications). I have shared the work in parts and in no way intend to undermine any of the influencers mentioned, rather question their integrity as public figures. Please enjoy this …