Episode 4: Instagram vs reality – body image in a social media age, with Emily Fisher

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.


Email: bodyconspodcast@gmail.com |Tweet: @bodyconspodcast | Instagram: @bodyconspodcast


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/


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


Molly Forbes: @mollyjforbes | Lottie Storey: @lottie_storey


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

Comments 1

  1. I have had an eating disorder for over 12 years now and it wasn’t til about a year ago that I started to try to recover full heartedly for MYSELF.

    Iit actually coincided with me getting Instagram for the first time. I started recovering ED recovery blogs with an open mind and actually found them really motivational and inspirational. Of course everyone’s recovery journey is different and you have to be careful not to compare your recovery to anyone else. But the most important thing I took from this was that THERE WAS HOPE for me – if people who have nearly died from their ED can go on to live happy and full lives then why couldn’t I?

    I also found body positive movements such as the @I weigh movement for the first time and this has been a real life changer for me.

    Your podcast is also helping me in my recovery by challenging my own preconceptions and opinions.

    Thank you so much for starting this conversation.

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