The shocking thing to me was that while watching these shows, I could not tell you how many times I turned to the person next to me and said, “That would never be okay today” or “Did they really just say that?”
I had been engaged for almost three months when I went back to school in the fall. The excitement, while still present, turned into something less blissful upon my return to UNC-Chapel Hill. For me, not much had changed. I didn’t really feel different, yet one simple piece of jewelry on my finger seemed to suddenly change how people looked at me.
With over 35 million followers and 1 billion likes, it is no surprise that when D’Amelio wanted to break out of the TikTok box and enter the music industry, people wanted to listen. But, I don’t think anyone thought it would actually be good, or at least I did not.