What is Broke But Moisturized?

The alias came in a moment of levity.

I stood before the mirror in my charming Philly studio, applying some sketchy, unlabeled hyaluronic acid cream that I’d scored for $6 at TJ Maxx. I had a grand to my name and more than a grand in bills looming. “Well shit,” I thought, “I guess I’m broke, but at least I’m moisturized.”

The rest is history.

My name is Dia and I don’t know much about life other than sifting through the chaos for the next good time. Whether I’m sharing lingerie failures or grappling with the shame and glory of lip injections, each piece is a cathartic love note to millennial paradox.

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