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Eating Disorders … a conversation with Emily Bashforth

NEW CONVERSATIONAL VIDEO with Emily Bashforth, eating disorder recovery advocate.

Tascha and Emily discuss the consequences of lockdown and the impact of social media on those affected by eating disorders and on the road to recovery. Emily offers inspiration and advice both to those struggling with eating disorders themselves and to those supporting them.

A conversation with eating disorder recovery advocate Emily Bashforth

**New Conversational Video!** Tascha von Uexkull and eating disorder recovery advocate Emily Bashforth discuss eating disorders and the impact of lockdown and social media. Emily offers inspiration and advice both to those struggling with eating disorders and to those supporting them. This conversational podcast follows Tascha's article http://adamah.media/eating-disorders/

Posted by Adamah Media on Monday, 24 May 2021

This episode develops the themes of Tascha’s article for Adamah Media:

What possible harm could a minute-long video actually do? The recent backlash against video-sharing social networking service TikTok suggests the answer is, rather a lot. 

In February, a disturbing Instagram post by journalist Danae Mercer called out the platform for promoting a negative body image and eating disorders. She sought to upend the myths around the perfect body which abound on social media, as images that are in fact ‘incredibly filtered, posed, and perfected’. 

Read the full article here…

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Fr Joseph Evans is a Catholic priest and member of the Opus Dei prelature. He has been a journalist and youth worker, and is currently a university chaplain in Manchester. He is co-founder and Editorial Director of Adamah, which he sees as bringing together some of his great passions: good writing, intelligent and honest discussion, and helping young people achieve their full potential.

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