The “Troubled Teen” Industry

By Mona Urata

On September 14th, Paris Hilton, heiress and proto-influencer, released a documentary entitled “This is Paris” on YouTube, tackling her fame and the persona she has played for over 2 decades. However, at the heart of her documentary lies the trauma imprinted on her at Provo Canyon school when she was a teenager. Paris has paved the way for other victims to speak up about the abuse experienced at for-profit remote boarding schools known as the “troubled teen” industry. Continue reading The “Troubled Teen” Industry