How does social media make us feel about our bodies? Is the “Instagram effect” a positive or negative one? How can we make sure social media is a force for good when it comes to body image? We discuss all this and more in episode 4 of Body Cons.
With the regular “Going up / Going down” feature, Molly and Lottie share their favourite and worst things on the subject of body image from the past week, online, on the telly or in the papers.
And then the pair meet plus size fashion influencer Emily Fisher, aka @EmilyGossip to talk about what it’s like on other side of the Insta veil, the effect of social media on her own body image and tips for teenagers and parents who might be worried about this stuff.
GET IN TOUCH:
GOING UP / DOWN:
Going UP – Shrill, streaming now on Hulu –
https://www.hulu.com/press/show/shrill/ | Going DOWN – “The Shallow Men Who Refuse to Date Women Over Size 8” – https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/8688546/men-refuse-date-women-over-size-8/
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Follow Emily Fisher aka Emily Gossip on Instagram @EmilyGossip | Emily’s YouTube channel –
https://www.youtube.com/user/EmilyFisheedesigns/videos | Emily’s Bristol nail bar The Gossip Nail Bar –
Artwork by Hannah Broadway @hannahkbroadway
Music: Teeth White by The Staves, used under license from Warner Music (PRS & PPL)
Sound FX: Epidemic Sound
Produced by Molly Forbes