Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings : Exploring the Emotional Impact of Our Digital Habits

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Social media has changed our aspirations and the way we see ourselves. It has created a new layer of perfectionist pressure in every aspect of our lives, but equally enabled us to share resources, opinions, help and information more quickly than ever before.

We love it; we hate it; we can't get off it. We have mixed feelings.

Naomi Shimada and Sarah Raphael have spent the last decade building successful careers on the internet. Sarah's work as a writer and editor brings her into contact with the outer reaches and inner workings of online content, graph upon graph revealing to her what women most want to read today. Naomi is a model, host and writer and talks to people all over the world through her sunny, colourful Instagram account which has helped girls struggling with body image and confidence issues.

Having experienced extreme online highs and lows, both personally and professionally, in Mixed Feelings, Naomi and Sarah explore what social media is doing to our minds, bodies and hearts through wide-ranging essays and discussions featuring diverse perspectives and voices. A heartfelt resource for those who struggle to fit into a box, Mixed Feelings is a celebration of difference and a challenge to the status quo. It is a bulwark against the onslaught of perfectionist and aspirational images that we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 28mm | 770g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations and full colour
  • 1787133982
  • 9781787133983
  • 186,936

About Naomi Shimada

Naomi Shimada is a host, writer and model with over 75k followers on Instagram. She has been featured in Vogue, Elle, The Observer and starred in campaigns for Nike, H&M and the Gap. Her writing has been featured in Elle, i-D and Refinery29. Naomi developed her platform, speaking out against oppressive practices and unrealistic beauty standards in the fashion industry. Now, she's using her influence on social media to push the needle on conversations about humanity with the hopes of encouraging others to step out of their comfort zones.

Sarah Raphael is a digital journalist and editor. Her previous longstanding roles included Editorial Director of Refinery29, the leading global digital media company for women, and Digital Editor of i-D Magazine, part of Vice Media Group. She has written for numerous publications including The Guardian, Dazed, Vice, Vogue and Elle. Sarah has also lectured in digital journalism at the London College of Fashion, is a youth volunteer at a girls' empowerment charity, and regularly speaks on the representation of women in the media at industry events.
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