Instasham 2


Part two of two thinking about the picture-perfect lives of lifestyle Instagrammers. Hear from influencers Sara Jane Warner and Ashton Barrett. And learn about the effects of following strangers from psychologist and researcher Dr. Leora Trub.

Shawni Pothier blog disclaimer

Brooke White’s Website

Dr Trub’s instagram research



Lifestyle instagrammers- they look great, we feel awful. In this part one of two, get a behind-the-scenes exposé with anonymous blog photographer, review research, and real talk with author of viral “Lifestyle Porn” article, Mike Thayer.

“Part of My World”
Vocals: Kimberly Lochner
Lyrics: yours truly, Andy
Artwork: Anoosha Syed Illustration

More on this topic:

Mike Thayer’s “Lifestyle Porn” article 

Dr Trub’s instagram research

A professional instagrammer/blogger’s perspective

A hilarious parody instagram account

Instagram and mental health

 Instagram is the worst…

One instagram star receptions her photos exposing the truth

Essena O’Neil video quitting social media

Great NY Times article outlining the problem