‘Selfie Surgery’ – How Do ‘Perfect’ Social Media Images Affect Our Self-Image?

Do you ever feel like everyone looks “perfect” on social media?

There’s lots of pressure to come across that way. These days, there are even “selfie surgery” apps that people can use to change their features and get closer to society’s idea of “ideal” beauty.

But selfies aren’t all bad – they can help some people get a confidence boost. So how does the pressure to take “perfect” selfies affect us – and what does it say about our society?

That’s exactly what this group of young people are talking about in this conversation with host Adamo Ruggiero. Drop in on this episode of Degrassi’s Connecting the Dots to find out what they have to say.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Connecting The Dots is a new digital series created by the folks at Degrassi. In this raw and candid series, Degrassi extends the ‘conversation’ around topical teen issues featured in Degrassi: Next Class on Netflix, into the everyday lives and spaces of Generation Z. Connecting The Dots is produced by Krista Legault (@kristalegault) and Adamo Ruggiero (@adamoruggiero) – digital media professionals, youth advocates, and Full House super fans based in Toronto, Canada. Join in the conversation at @TheDotTV and @Degrassi.