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What are selfies doing to our self-worth?
Social media has changed everything: our relationships, our aspirations, our work, our leisure time, the way we see ourselves. On one hand it can be a powerful tool for good, enabling us to share resources, opinions, help and information more quickly and widely than ever before, whilst on the other creating a new layer of perfectionist pressure many of us struggle to withstand. The internet has broken down the barriers between our public and private lives, meaning we no longer ‘go online’: we exist online.
What are the emotional impacts of these digital habits? How can we embrace the positive elements of social media, whilst protecting ourselves from its harms? Model and writer Naomi Shimada reflects on the highs and lows of life on the internet, exploring in depth what social media is doing to our minds, bodies and hearts.