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Michelle Santiago Cortés

Contributor, the Cut

Michelle Santiago Cortés is a Cut contributor writing essays and reported features about digital culture and the social internet.

  1. the internet
    Can a PDF Really Tell You If You’re Queer?Unpacking the complicated legacy — and history — of The Lesbian Masterdoc.
  2. the internet
    The Anti-Instagram App Promising to Make Us Feel GoodBeReal wants to capitalize on our desire for authenticity on social media.
  3. self
    In the Pursuit of HotnessHow one sub-Reddit community is defining our beauty standards — and then striving for them at all costs.
  4. ambition
    Who Is the Girlboss Now?On TikTok, a reckoning with the millennial striver.
  5. the internet
    The World War III Memes Are Not HelpingI mean, do you feel better?
  6. love and tiktok
    Online Dating, Without the AppsLasting digital-first connections don’t have to start with swiping.
  7. culture
    Because Your Algorithm Says SoExamining our (sometimes toxic) relationship with our AI overlords.
  8. cannabis
    A Weed Experience Without the SmokeWelcome to the Stone Age: a 9,000-square-foot space filled with black-light murals, interactive art, and installations.