by Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology student Halloween is undoubtedly a globally anticipated occasion, which provides autumn with a final celebration for all ages. Initially, some 2,000 years ago, the festivities were a means to ward off bad spirits by lighting bonfires and wearing intimidating costumes. Over time it has become a time for …...Continue Reading Happy Haunting!
By Piera Ramljak and Joanne Goodman, University of Strathclyde psychology students With World Mental Health Day (10 Oct.) just behind us, it is important to discuss the impact of image alterations and editing apps on mental wellbeing. With technology that erases all of your insecurities and creates the ideal but false image of you, it …...Continue Reading #NOFILTER: Image Editing Apps & Mental Health
Back in the day when we could travel for work meetings (feels like a decade ago!), three of our members, Julie Cameron, Petya Eckler and Una Foye, participated in a round-table discussion of image-editing apps and mental health, organised by the Mental Health Foundation, University of Birmingham, and the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group in …...Continue Reading Image-editing apps and mental health
If you want to see how our work on body image and the media fits into a larger perspective on gender and female empowerment, check out the latest case study from Gender Equal Media in Scotland (@EqualMediaScot) featured on the website of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (@NACWGScot), whose aim is …...Continue Reading Discussing body image & media through a gender lens
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has changed life in many ways. As a result of self-isolation and social distancing, people may get confronted with many previously unknown fears and anxieties, including those of weight gain and changing body shapes. Many of which are reinforced by social media. In this video, six body-positive women from around the …...Continue Reading This is not the time to worry about your appearance!
This week Petya Eckler wrote a guest article for the Gender Equal Media Scotland blog. Read the full post here....Continue Reading Is a healthy social media possible? Keeping a positive mind-set about our bodies online and offline