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Self-Love Isn’t Selfish S1E2 – Heroin chic: Idealistic view on drugs through body dysphoria

Content Warning: This podcast episode contains information about eating disorders and drug use. If you or anyone you know needs support, you can reach out to The National Eating Disorders Association by calling or texting 800-931-2237 or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by calling or texting 800-662-4357.

On this episode of Self-Love Isn’t Selfish, host Olivia Hallinan-Gan (‘26) speaks about her experience seeing drugs on social media and the way it has affected her view of her body. She explores the many ways drugs are advertised to teen girls in the media and how it perpetuates severe body image issues.

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Olivia Hallinan-Gan, Podcaster
Olivia Hallinan-Gan joined The Oracle as a staff reporter in 2022. In 2023 she became Copy Editor of Hestia's Flame and a podcaster on The Oracle. Her podcast centers around self-love and self-care.  She is on Dance Leadership Team, on Archer's swim team, in chess club, a member of the Ambassador Leadership Team, an editor on Hestia's Flame, on the robotics team and a part of the  Artemis Center. In her free time, you can see her playing with her dog, reading and cooking for her family.

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    Katie Ray McKillopJan 11, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    What an insightful podcast! I’m excited for the next episode

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    Maya HernandezJan 11, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Olivia! This is incredible, your insight and thoroughness is so important. I love love love!

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    Michael CollinsJan 6, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Social media often portrays curated versions of reality, and aspiring to unrealistic standards can indeed have harmful effects on mental health. Embracing one’s uniqueness is essential for overall well-being.

    Can’t wait for the next episode

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