Two years ago, I walked into my job at a local bookstore shaking with anxiety. I kept checking my phone, watching my notifications explode. Before I arrived at work, I had spent the morning locking down my Facebook account and scrounging my internet presence for any personal details that might jeopardize my safety.
Overnight, a controversial tweet I had written in response to legislature pushing back against abortion access completely blew up. As a young feminist writer, the attention to my work seemed like a dream come true. I was going viral. Who wouldn’t want that?
Instead of celebrating, I…
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