It’s no surprise that social media has become a popular topic to discuss in daily conversations. From the newest Tik Tok trend to that funny video forwarded to you during lunch, it occupies a large chunk of our everyday lives. I never look forward to the notification my phone gets at the end of the week on my daily screentime, and I bet you don’t either. Today, we hear from model Max Emerson and psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey. Emerson and Dempsey are also social media creators. They share their own struggles with social media consumption, how it affects people’s everyday lives, and how the COVID-19 pandemic challenges it all. Follow Max and Matthew on IG! Reach out to The Trevor Project, Psychology Today, or your local LGBT Center if you need help. Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Want more great shows from Straw Hut Media? Check out or website at strawhutmedia.com. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to share? We might feature U! Email us at email@example.com. *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media.