White woman deems rapid gentrification of Austin ‘sad but, like, what can I do about it?'

AUSTIN, TX – Gazing over the balcony of her East Austin apartment, white woman BrindleyAnn Smith cannot help contemplate the city’s gentrification that she is unable — and unwilling — to do anything about. “This neighborhood used to have so much culture,” she said with an iced soy latte from the coffee shop downstairs and in her heart a vague sense of nostalgia for something she will never experience. “But thank god a SoulCycle just opened down the block.” Smith acknowledged that thousands of lower-income folks throughout Austin are being priced out of their homes, but wondered what she has to do with that. At press time, Smith has already gone back to work on her lifestyle blog, content with the emotional labor that she put into the issue.