204: when Instagram makes you feel poor, fat and unloved


We heard Jameela Jamil say these words on a Feminists Don’t Wear Pink podcast episode and we were like OMG YES Instagram will 100% make you feel poor, fat and unloved (aka not enough) if you let it. 

The good thing is that we can CHOOSE who we follow. The not so good thing is that it’s so easy to forget this and find yourself following all the accounts that make you feel bloody crap about your life. 

And let’s remember most Instagram feeds are carefully curated. They are not showing a whole story, especially the accounts that make you feel poor, fat and unloved… those accounts are most certainly NOT showing you the full story. 

Give us the depth, the real, give us the magic in the mess over perfect, shiney, fake, surface-level any day!

If you’re missing some depth and realness in your Instagram feed or your life in general… tune in to this Get Merry Podcast episode! 

And if you love the episode let us know and share it with someone who needs to listen. You can also subscribe so you never miss an episode. 

Stuff we talked about…

  • We did a massive social media cull. It was amazing. Do this and do this regularly!
  • It’s getting stuck with comparison… it’s not Instagram, it’s just become easier to compare now. 
  • Know you are amazing and beautiful just as you are RIGHT NOW.

If you loved this episode let us know! We’d love to hear from you on social media or email us. 

Check out all the Get Merry Podcast episodes on iTunes and Overcast and Stitcher for Androids. Plus we are on Spotify over HERE!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage. 

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