13 episodes

Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles!

This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 339 Ratings

Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles!

This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start.

Get involved and join in the conversation:
Follow @gemmastyles and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com

    Zoe Sugg on Anxiety and Life Online

    Zoe Sugg on Anxiety and Life Online

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week, we're talking about anxiety and life online; how social media has evolved, speaking openly about Mental health and the pros and cons of doing so, and being nosy into other people’s lives.

    Zoe Sugg is vlogger, influencer, author and business woman, who you may know as Zoella. Zoe is one of the original YouTubers, has been sharing content online for the last 12 years, and has amassed over 25 million followers and subscribers across her social media platforms. Zoe has spoken openly about her anxiety and panic attacks online, and is an ambassador for the charity Mind. She also co-founded the Digital Detox Day event, encouraging people to evaluate their relationship with social media.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Zoe and her recommendations:
    Instagram: @ zoesugg / @zoella
    YouTube: MoreZoella
    Twitter: @Zoella
    Website: Zoella.co.uk

    Something to read: Katherine Ormerod’s ‘Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life’ or Lucy Sheridan’s ‘The Comparison Cure’
    Something to listen to: The ‘Complete Relaxation’ App
    Something to watch: Digital Detox Day IGTV’s on Zoe’s Channel

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Nyome Nicholas-Williams on Body Acceptance and Censorship

    Nyome Nicholas-Williams on Body Acceptance and Censorship

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week, we're talking about body acceptance and censorship; the plus size modelling industry, the co-opting of body positivity, and being thrust into the role of activist.

    Nyome Nicholas-Williams is a plus size model who has worked with brands including Adidas, Boots and Dove. She's also an activist and describes herself as an advocate for mental health, body love and acceptance. In 2020, she made headlines after portraits of her were repeatedly removed from Instagram, sparking a campaign and the hashtag, #IwanttoseeNyome, eventually leading to an Instagram policy change.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Nyome and her recommendations:
    Instagram: @curvynyome

    Something to read: Vice article ‘How Three Women Forced Instagram to Change its Nudity Policy’
    Something to listen to: Podcast ‘The Skin You’re In: My Skin, My Beauty With Nyome Nicholas-Williams’

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    • 47 min
    Millie Gooch on Going Alcohol Free

    Millie Gooch on Going Alcohol Free

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week, we're talking about going alcohol free; a movement of people becoming sober-curious, the role of technology in our nights out, and what can be gained from ditching the drink.

    Millie Gooch is a journalist, author and founder of The Sober Girl Society, which she describes as a happy place for sober and sober curious women to celebrate being hangover free. Her new book The Sober Girl Society Handbook is out this January.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Millie and her recommendations:
    Instagram: @milliegooch / @sobergirlsociety
    Twitter: @milliegooch
    Website: sobergirlsociety.com

    Something to read: The Sober Girl Society Handbook – Millie Gooch
    Something to watch: BBC’s ‘Hayley goes sober’
    Something to listen to: Podcasts ‘Sober Curious’, ‘Love Sober’ or ‘Seltzer Squad’

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    • 1 hr
    Jack Harries on Climate Action

    Jack Harries on Climate Action

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week, we're talking about climate action; a refresher on what climate change means, the power of emotion to inspire action, and why our individual contributions matter so much.

    Jack Harries is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and activist. He started his YouTube channel Jacksgap to document his gap year, and alongside his twin brother Finn, built up an audience of over 4 million subscribers. Jack uses platform to raise awareness around the issues of mental health, migration and the environment. He's also the co -founder of earthrise studio, a new online community and youth-led media company dedicated to communicating the climate crisis.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Jack and his recommendations:

    Instagram: @jackharries
    Twitter: @JackHarries
    Youtube: Jack Harries
    Website: jacksonharries.com

    Something to read: Jonathan Safran Foer - We Are the Weather
    Something to watch: Netflix's 'My Octopus Teacher'
    Something to listen to: Outrage and Optimism Podcast

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dr Julie Smith on Therapy

    Dr Julie Smith on Therapy

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week, we’re talking about therapy; people's attitudes towards seeking help, learning about how our minds work, and how to start talking about mental health.

    Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist and shares bite sized mental health and motivational videos online on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Her online audience has grown astronomically through 2020, particularly with young people who have related to her videos and who have put her advice into practice.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Julie, and her recommendations:

    Instagram: @drjuliesmith
    TikTok: @drjuliesmith
    Twitter: @Dr_Julie_Smith
    Youtube: Dr Julie Smith
    Website: doctorjuliesmith.com

    Something to read: Carol Dweck - Mindset
    Something to watch: Julie’s videos or Ted Talks on YouTube
    Something to listen to: The Rich Roll Podcast

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    • 48 min
    Venetia La Manna on Sustainable Fashion

    Venetia La Manna on Sustainable Fashion

    This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t.

    This week we’re talking about sustainable fashion; how our habits might need to change, the importance of remembering who makes our clothes and the most sustainable outfits.

    Venetia La Manna is a broadcaster and fair fashion campaigner. Earlier this year she co-founded Remember Who Made Them, a digital campaign and podcast series with aims to re-energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. She also uses her own history of fast fashion consumption to teach others about the industry and how to approach your wardrobe in a more sustainable way.

    If you want to learn more, here's where to find Venetia, and her recommendations:

    Instagram: @venetialamanna
    Twitter: @venetialamanna
    Youtube: Venetia La Manna
    Website: www.venetialamanna.com

    Something to read: Elizabeth Kline’s article ‘The Twilight of the Ethical Consumer’
    Something to watch: Netflix’s The Patriot Act with Hassan Minaj ‘The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion’
    Something to listen to: Venetia’s Podcast ‘Remember Who Made Them’

    Also mentioned:
    Dead White Man’s Clothes
    @theorispresent on Instagram

    Get involved and join in the conversation:
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    You can get 10% off all purchases online and in-store, as well as FREE delivery on all online orders with the code GOODINFLUENCE.
    Code valid until 4th January 2021
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Izzy welch ,

Eye opening

This podcast is relatable to everyone and talks about a range of issues and open conversations about mental health are needed during this time. It’s enjoyable to listen to and very informative

MelaLondon ,

100% recommend

Very useful podcast to listen too

jasminetphillips ,

I would recommend this podcast

I would recommend this podcast to anyone going through any mental illnesses or mental health issues right now. Even if your just trying to get more information on something to do with metal health. I found this podcast because I was looking for Harry styles unreleased music and as I typed in styles I found this wonderful podcast. Thank you Gemma! Personally, right now my brain is a little all over the place but listening to this, listening to other peoples problems and knowing your not the only one feeling a certain way, it’s just really reassuring. So, go download!!!

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