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Caralena Peterson

Caralena Peterson is a speaker and writer educating both college women and their parents on the “Effortless Perfection” Myth and the mental health crisis it has spurred on campuses across the United States. Known as the Effortless Perfection expert, she has written about the Myth for places like Inside Higher Ed, The Week, She Knows Media, Ms. Magazine, Rewire News, Bustle, Garnet News and Elite Daily and dives deeper into all of its effects and solutions in her forthcoming book, The Effortless Perfection Myth: Debunking The Myth and Revealing the Path to Empowerment for Today’s College Women (September 2022). To learn more, visit