October 21, 2018

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #154 Katherine Ormerod (Is Social Media Ruining Your Life?)

Katherine Ormerod is a journalist, influencer and author.

She has worked as a journalist for over a decade, starting her career as a fashion assistant at Sunday Times Style, moving to Grazia to become Senior Fashion News & Features Editor then on to Glamour where she was Fashion Features Editor at Large. Prior to her career, she graduated with a MA(Hons) in History from the University of Edinburgh and went on to get a Master’s in Fashion History & Theory from the London College of Fashion. Katherine has written for the FT, the Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar and the Mail on Sunday.

In January 2017, she launched workworkwork.co, an anti-perfectionism platform where high-profile social media stars and women with aspirational careers share stories from their ‘unedited’ lives.

​She’s now written a book ‘Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life‘ a no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood.

Quotes from the episode:

​”​S​ocial media takes all the WORK out.”​
​’Social media has to be ONE of the ​pans frying in our general life, it can’t be the only pan frying. It can’t be every part of the way you validate yourself. It can’t be the only way you promote your career.”

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