Meet our three ambassadors that we worked with in this campaign. They all have gone through personal struggles and mental health issues and have a strong social media presence that you can follow for inspiration and pepp.
Emily Bador has been dubbed the “Body-positive Instagram Queen”, and rightly so. She uses her platform to challenge the fashion industry’s lack of diversity and unrealistic beauty standards. In 2016 she decided to take some time off from modelling. She needed time to work on the unhealthy practises she picked up due to the pressure of the industry, time to work on self-love. Now her Instagram account is a place of empowerment, diversity and an honest document of her journey back to modelling – whilst putting pressure on the industry to change.
“Social media has been both a blessing and a curse in the way that I view my body image.”
Emily’s top three tips on how to handle social media anxiety:
Turn off your notifications!
You don’t need to see those
likes as they pop up.
(You can leave your DM
notifications on separately!)
Unfollow or mute anyone who makes
you feel bad about yourself.
Keep your feed full of positivity and
people who educate and boost you.
If you feel yourself becoming
obsessive, try setting a timer.
I give myself 25 mins to
do all my socials. When the
times up I have to do something
else for a few hours before
I check it again!
The next time you scroll through your fav social media platform and start doubting your own amazingness, know that you’re not alone.
We all have good days and bad days. We all feel like warriors and worriers. We’re in this together.
And if all else fails: Stop. Breath. And put the phone down.