Author Becca Clegg: “Here Are 5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place”

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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12 min readFeb 4, 2020

…an online argument is often more brutal and cutting as people often feel empowered to be more cruel when they don’t have to look the other person in the eye across from them and witness them as another human being, just like themselves. On line, you don’t have to see the persons facial expressions and witness their emotion when you insult them. You can just project all of your anger and pain onto another and if you want, move on without witnessing the destruction in your wake. This is a dangerous set up, as there are many, many people in this world who are suffering and looking to project their pain elsewhere.

As a part of my interview series about the things we can each do to make social media and the internet a kinder and more tolerant place, I had the pleasure to interview Becca Clegg, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, Author, Psychotherapist and Speaker. Becca is the Clinical Director of Authentic Living; a private practice specializing in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues in Atlanta, GA. Becca also writes and presents nationally, educating families, clients and clinicians on the treatment of eating disorders and her book, Ending The Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Balanced and Healthy Relationship With Food and Body Image, aims to help women stop their obsession with weight loss and body image and reclaim a relationship with food and body that is balanced and sustainable.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

I am a psychotherapist and author who specializes in working with women’s issues and food and body image issues. This is my passion because I once too had an eating disorder, and I know first-hand…

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

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