The Creative Middle Class

Cameron Lee Cowan
5 min readDec 11, 2023

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Hello from the burgeoning creative middle class! It has been over a decade since the terms influencer and creator economy entered our vocabulary. The internet, and social media in particular, democratized the means of production for media and created new types of delightful media that had not existed before. Youtube, Tik Tok, Twitter, and Vine (remember Vine?) allowed talented people to expose their talent to the world. We wouldn’t know who…

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Cameron Lee Cowan

Creative Director of The Cameron Journal. Culture, political commentary, and much more!