Communities and Social Media

Instagram’s Fitspiration Community and its Negative Effects on Women’s Self-Esteem and Body Satisfaction

Abstract This paper discusses an Instagram, a photo sharing social network, based community called Fitspiration, also known as Fitspo. The paper examines how this Fitspiration community may negatively impact women’s self-esteem and cause body dissatisfaction by promoting the thin ideals that have continued to be portrayed past traditional forms of media despite its intention to be inspiring, inclusive and to promote a healthy lifestyle with well-being in mind. It also touches on eating Read more […]