Glow Up Culture Makes Me Uncomfortable

Have we become our own bullies in our quest to “glow up”?

Photo by Artem Labunsky on Unsplash

“I bet you regret being mean to me when I was an awkward pre-teen… because now I’m hot!”

Okay, I’m paraphrasing, but this is the plot of nearly every glow-up video or post across social media. People talk about some bullying they experienced or an unkind romantic rejection and then show how ‘hot’ they became…



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Odessa Denby

Odessa Denby


Professional writer and editor, former expat. Conscientious lifestyle and relationships, mental health, and the arts. Instagram: des_the_crafty_fox