I was on a Forbes 30 under 30 list. Here are the hidden privileges that made me a “success.”

Lists like these fetishize achievement while erasing the role of privilege and access.

Forbes released its 2019 30 under 30 list today. It’s a reminder not only of the hard work and intelligence of young people changing the world, but how uneven success can be as a result of generational wealth and various privileges.

I should know. I was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018 for Law and Policy.

This summer, I wrote about the controversial cover of Forbes’s Richest Self-Made Women...


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