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Farewell, Lauren Southern

Lauren Southern is retiring, at least for now. In a statement issued on her website, Lauren said she’s long wanted to pursue a less public life, but until now, was prevented by, what she felt was a sense of duty.

You’ve probably already noticed I’ve pulled back to an extent from social media – Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. I’ve been slowly moving towards a life less “lived” in the virtual world and more present outside of it.

I have long wanted to pursue this less public life, but I have also felt a sense of duty to stay and make a difference. It’s not that I don’t deeply enjoy the creative and political aspects of my work: it is that I would prefer to find that fulfillment in a more private capacity. I’ve finally decided to fully make that commitment.

Lauren went on to say that cutting back on social media this year helped to give her a clearer mind and a fresher perspective.

“My personal life, friendships, relationships and self-growth have all thrived as a result,” she said.

According to her statement, Lauren intends on returning to school and pursuing her academics again. “I recognize that I do still have contributions to make,” she said. “I have the on-ground experience with many of the issues I’ve tackled. I’ve very much like to pair that with an academic lens.”

Lauren also went on to say: “I’m more than happy to sacrifice my small little piece of ‘fame’ or ‘notoriety’ to continue to grow myself as a person and evolve in my political contributions. To focus on my family and future family, to focus on my studies and my soul.”

An admirable pursuit! Caldron Pool would like to thank Lauren for her fantastic work and wish her the very best for her future endeavours.

You can read Lauren’s full statement on her website. Stefan Molyneux also spoke with Lauren about her decision to step away. This interview can be viewed below.


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