Why the Girl Behind @socalitybarbie Called It Quits

This article is from Issue 79: January/February 2016

The Instagram account @socalitybarbie blew up last year, as Portland-based photographer Darby Cisneros anonymously posted stereotypical “hipster” photos posed with a Barbie—making an unstated but clear satirical dig at the idea of #liveauthentic. The account started as a parody of the Christian organization Socality, but it soon gained a much wider following. Then, after garnering an insane 1.3 million followers, Cisneros revealed her identity and shuttered the account. We asked her why.

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