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    Egogram (Why i left Instagram)

    The last major social media site i used was IG. I am a creative person and i used it for that purpose. I was kind to others, tried to be real in my posts and also supportive of others who were creative people or those who enjoyed my creativity.

    Over time i met artists in a few areas that i have appreciated for years. Many of them were very kind privately but publicly adhered to this role of having to maintain a public facing ego. At the end of the day what mattered was numbers of likes, follower counts and feeling better than others it seemed although privately they were genuinely great people.

    None of this probably is a surprise to anyone here reading this but after awhile i found it difficult to watch other people, creative or not, well known or not, feel as though their self worth depended on like and follower counts. It became incredibly depressing to see people liking their own posts to increase counts to inflate their status in some artificial way. It became so obvious none of it was healthy no matter how many genuine connections could be made there, the platform itself was the issue.

    I had stopped using other major social media long before IG was the only one left. Extremism and negativity that prevails on all sides of every issue became overwhelming and i saw it for how nonsensical and toxic it is.

    Now i spend my time offline mostly or when i'm online viewing content and not participating on platforms that deliver it otherwise (YouTube, private Twitter to see news on things i follow / enjoy / am interested in).

    For years as i struggled with my own mental health i felt as though i was unhealthy, but the more i pay attention, the more i see in the world around me...

    I see how far i've come and how well i'm doing considering the health issues i have. I'm not attacking people online, arguing with strangers, yelling into the void picking fights, and i'm no longer spending my time being depressed by seeing good people get turned into egomaniacs seeking likes and followers on IG.

    I may not be perfect, i may still struggle at times, but as far as i can see in 2022 given life on Earth in general, i'm doing pretty well considering and that's what counts.

    #SocialMedia #Instagram #Ego #MentalHealth #Awareness #selfawareness #OnlineHealth #online #Society #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #PTSD #Perspective

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    What helped you make the decision to share your health story on social media?

    <p>What helped you make the decision to share your health story on social media?</p>
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    Social Media and mental health

    I just downloaded an app called Stay free which blocks an app/website after a certain amount of time (which you choose.) I sometimes get caught up in Facebook and comparing myself. Also I get triggered quite easily and there is so much trash online that's toxic. I spend far too much time on social media and somehow it makes me feel MORE lonely. I don't have any in person friends who live near me to hangout. Facebook is basically my social life as pathetic as that probably sounds. The sad part is when I have deactivated it before I made a post about it, giving other ways to stay in contact with me. A whole 3 people actually wanted to. I feel pretty shit about myself lately 😔 #SocialMedia #MentalHealth #lonely #Selfesteem #BipolarDisorder #Depression #Anxiety

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    What saying annoys me.

    It really bugs me when people use the Term, That's so metal,” #TheMighty #MightyTogether #MentalHealth

    I also hate when people will post on #SocialMedia . Example. I can't stand a messy table like. I need to clean ASP. I'M so #OCD When they aren't and when they don't know OCD is more then cleaning system

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    Social media and mental health

    I have taken social media breaks in the past and have always felt better for it. I'm ready to delete my accounts permanently but both Facebook and Instagram won't let you do it without waiting 30 days and I really hate that because I find myself getting sucked back in. I enjoy Pinterest and another smaller social media site which is purely for fans of horror. I don't see any nastiness on those, political religious or otherwise. Just feels like Meta make it as difficult as possible to actually quit their services. They also just added a thing on the last update where you see random posts from absolutely anything and everything and are then prompted to click whether you want to see more posts like it or not. I don't want to see posts I haven't followed or liked in the first place! I'm tired of watching people being so vile to each other online. How does everyone else feel about social media, does it impact your health in any way? #MentalHealth #SocialMedia #Anxiety #BipolarDepression #Depression #OCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #CPTSD

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    Good morning on this Wild Wacky Wednesday!

    <p>Good morning on this Wild Wacky Wednesday!</p>
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    Bigotry And The Bystander Effect

    🗣 - “Someone who has made up their mind will not change their mind. So, stop trying to worry about the fee-fees of someone who’s a terrible human being.”

    📺 - www.youtube.com/watch

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment with your thoughts or questions you'd like answered!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share this to help get heard!

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your #questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - youtube.com/playlist

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    05:20 - Let's talk inclusion!

    17:50 - Let's talk TERFs!

    39:15 - Let's talk about being exclusionary!

    51:08 - Let's talk about suppression!

    53:03 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    🔗 - Links mentioned!

    03:21 - #Letters4TransKids - "You Know Who You Are!" - www.youtube.com/watch

    10:00 - Accomplishments, #Gratitude And More! - www.youtube.com/watch

    30:30 - Workouts: Worth the effort. Bigots: Nope. - www.youtube.com/watch

    40:55 - City Council Approves To Prefer #Kindness - www.youtube.com/watch

    44:10 - Travelling, Being Left-Handed & More! - www.youtube.com/watch

    💰 - Donate now! Help these fundraisers hit $1411!

    ❗️ - Support #RunForWomen & women's #MentalHealth programs! - run.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General

    ❗️ - Support #walk4md & individuals who live with neuromuscular disorders! - muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk4md22/p/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Get involved! You can create #change

    📣 - You can help! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers, and isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people Please #help by getting involved or referring people you know to create change against systemic bigotry & oppression. Thanks! 💜

    💻 - Get connected!

    #hirewheller A #grassroots group aiming to help the #2slgbtqia #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram instagram.com/hirewheller

    #Twitter twitter.com/HireWheller

    #Facebook www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    #taylorlakhryst Trans woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    #linktree linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    📒 - Alt information

    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - Bigotry And The Bystander Effect - Episode Forty-Seven - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman wearing a purple sweater is smiling and sitting in front of a beige wall. There is black, grey, and white text on a turquoise background.

    * Captions: Automated

    #Activism #AskMe #Business #Canada #Career #causes #changemakers #Charity #cityofwinnipeg #Comments #contentcreator #creator #Diversity #diversityandinclusion #dogood #donate #Employment #Energy #Equity #ethics #eventplanning #Events #Fundraising #gender #government #grateful #humanities #humanrights #Inclusion #inequality #leaders #LGBT #LGBTQ #linkinbio #Love #manitoba #Manitobans #mbpoli #MentalHealth #Motivation #Network #opportunities #Opportunity #Organizing #partnerships #philanthropy #policies #policy #Pride #ProtectTransKids #ProtectTransYouth #quality #question #Respect #Safety #socialgood #SocialMedia #Sports #Success #training #Transgender #Transphobia #transphobic #Travel #Video #winnipeg #Work #wpgpoli #Youtube

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    #SocialMedia sucks but I’m addicted!

    I hate the hold social media has on me. I don’t like who I am when I use Twitter or Facebook. I hate that when I’m bored my first thought is to continually scroll. I feel like I gain nothing from it, and lose a little bit more of myself every time I log in or search out the apps on my phone. I hate how I feel like if I’m not gaining followers I feel bad about myself.

    Does anyone else feel like this or know a way to break the cycle? The problem is I have a few good friends all spread out throughout the various apps and I’d like the keep in contact with them but feel like I need social media to do so…I hate the hold it has on me…it triggers my depression and feeds my anxiety because I’m clearly not good enough :(

    #Anxiety #Depression #SocialMedia #CheckInWithMe

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    City Council Approves To Prefer #Kindness

    🗣 - "Good for you, everybody, all you elected officials. Trying so hard to make an eight or nine, or whatever dumb page amount, document to say, "Hey, be nice to someone else." But we're not going to define what "nice" is, so then we don't get in trouble for it."

    www.youtube.com/watch

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment with your thoughts or questions you'd like answered!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share this to help get heard!

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your #questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - youtube.com/playlist

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    03:37 - Fascinating video! I like that you said you had to accept yourself. You didn't say anything about workouts worth the effort yet. Can you do a video when you talk about your workouts to help a girl out? Thanks.

    10:57 - I've been on HRT for almost a week, and my chest is growing, but there's some shrinking I'm not comfortable with. In your experience, does the D shrink or the B's? I got told that it would be the testes, but it's not the case for me, so how is it for you?

    18:36 - Are there other cities that you know of that have policies better than what got presented?

    21:27 - Does the "Corporate Advertising Policy" count as a tangible measure?

    23:28 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    🔗 - Links mentioned!

    02:20 - #Letters4TransKids - "You Know Who You Are!" - www.youtube.com/watch

    03:30 - Workouts: Worth the effort. Bigots: Nope. - www.youtube.com/watch

    03:50 - Doesn’t working out make transitioning worse? - www.youtube.com/watch

    22:55 - **Placeholder for Council segment** - clkapps.winnipeg.ca/DMIS/permalink.asp

    💰 - Donate now! Help these fundraisers hit $1411!

    ❗️ - Support #RunForWomen & women's #MentalHealth programs! - run.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General

    ❗️ - Support #walk4md & individuals who live with neuromuscular disorders! - muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk4md22/p/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Get involved! You can create #change

    📣 - You can help! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers, and isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people Please #help by getting involved or referring people you know to create change against systemic bigotry & oppression. Thanks! 💜

    💻 - Get connected!

    #hirewheller A #grassroots group aiming to help the #2slgbtqia #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram instagram.com/hirewheller

    #Twitter twitter.com/HireWheller

    #Facebook www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    #taylorlakhryst Trans woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    #linktree linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    📒 - Alt information

    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - City Council Approves To Prefer Kindness! - Episode Forty-Six - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman wearing a white and blue shirt is smiling and sitting in front of a wall. There is white and light pink text on a red background.

    * Captions: Automated

    #Activism #Canada #Diversity #ethics #Equity #government #humanities #Inclusion #LGBT #LGBTQ #manitoba #Motivation #Organizing #policy #question #Transgender #winnipeg #Love #2slgbtqia #AskMe #causes #change #changemakers #Charity #Comment #Comments #Community #Content #contentcreator #creator #dogood #donate #Employment #eventplanning #Events #Fundraising #gender #grassroots #grateful #help #like #linkinbio #MentalHealth #Kindness #leaders #people #philanthropy #power #Respect #Safety #Share #socialgood #SocialMedia #Sports #training #Travel #trans #Video #SplashPageSelfie #DwhellOnIt #hirewheller #taylorlakhryst #Instagram #Twitter #Facebook #linktree #Youtube #RunForWomen #walk4md #ProtectTransYouth #Letters4TransKids