2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Unfiltered: Do Women Need to Get Real on Instagram

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St


'Unfiltered: Do Women Need To Get Real on Instagram" will examine the psychological impact that Instagram is having on its mostly female-user base.
The debate, led by Real Simple’s Lori Leibovich will center on whether the way we use Instagram distorts reality, especially for women and mothers. The panel will ask: how do we find a new language, using Instagram to showcase our real lives and take the narrative away from the perfection often displayed in women’s media.
Additionally, what are the psychological implications of appearing and/or aspiring to social media “perfection” and how does cropping out parts of our lives – the disappointments, mediocre meals, unruly children – lead to feelings of duality.
In an attempt to combat this, Real Simple will launch an Instagram account, "Women IRL," and ask women to post unfiltered moments from their lives that they normally wouldn’t share.


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Ashley Ford

Staff Writer


Busy Philipps


Lori Leibovich

Editor in Chief

Time Inc/Real Simple

Stacy London

Style Expert/TV Personality

TLC Networks


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