#33 SOCIAL MEDIA HATERS, YOGA STEREOTYPES, BODY POSITIVITY, & MENTAL HEALTH 

With Joe Ray Phipps-- With over 125k followers on Instagram, my friend Joe Ray knows what it's like to experience the "the dark side" of social media. Butting against the stereotype of a thin, white, ultra bendy female practicing yoga, Joe Ray uses her platform to inspire others in body positivity and mental health awareness. She is always honest and raw with her experiences and opinions, and this conversation definitely got me thinking about the boxes we place ourselves in.

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THIS WEEK'S GIRL TALK

  • Joe's real life experiences with online haters
  • How she deals with haters
  • Yoga stereotypes that need to stop
  • Instagram is NOT real life 
  • What is a "mental health disorder"
  • The common link between yoga and mental disorders/health
  • How yoga helped her heal

Learn about Joe Ray:

Joe Ray is a wife and mother living outside of Asheville, North Carolina. She has been practicing yoga since 2014 and studies engineering at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a mental health advocate and uses her social media platforms to cultivate a community of body positivity and acceptance for all. 

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