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What Really Happened With the Viral Bali Thread

Kristen Gray’s deportation is an internet fallout consequence, but further details attest to a bigger, more important story

A photo illustration of a beach view of Bali shattered like glass with a giant hole in the middle.
Photo illustration, source: Nora Carol Photography, brainmaster/Getty Images

In 2019, Kristen Gray, a then Los Angeles-based graphic designer and creative consultant, was getting fed up with living in America. Just a year earlier, she was a tour manager…




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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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