12 Articles by: Amber A’Lee Frost

Amber A’Lee Frost is a writer and cohost of the Chapo Trap House podcast. She is the author of the new book Dirtbag: Essays.

The Problem With Hashtag Activism

Twitter is now seen as an important medium of progressive activism. But while hashtags may be the quickest way for anyone to tap into the turbulent and frenetic world of online social justice discourse, their record for building the sort of institutions that can boost popular power is an unbroken pattern of defeat.