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Alana Massey

Alana Massey is a writer covering culture, technology, relationships and identity. Her essay collection about female celebrities and themes of incompleteness, All the Lives I Want, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing. She lives in Brooklyn with one cat and a lot of feelings.


A stuffed bear in black and white, casting long eerie shadows on the wooden floor.

Smart Toys and the Endangered Solitude of Childhood

Though adults are free to opt in and out of advertising services and control the collection and use of their personal data, children have no such power.