S1:E6 Shunned and Shamed

Sabina Brennan chats to award-winning journalist, novelist and agony aunt Hilary Freeman about being publicly shamed online for an article she wrote about finding the balance between health messaging around obesity and the body positivity movement. As we chat we try to understand how social media went from a wonderful sharing, connected, caring community to an online mob.

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Hilary's young Adult novels include:

When I Was Me (2015) a contemporary psychological thriller about identity, memory and the decisions that make us who we are, with a dose of quantum physics.

Camden Town Tales, 

Three books about the adventures of a group of friends who live in Camden Town, London.

Lifted (2010) is the story of a compulsive shoplifter who finds fame through her blog.

Don’t Ask (2009) the tale of a girl who invents a new internet identity in order to obtain information about her boyfriend.

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