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I go deep with intriguing humans, artists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders every second Sunday ( From June 2 ). My guest & I have a duty to drop the facade & reveal our true self by having deep, powerful and completely vulnerable discussions that aim to guide, inspire and motivate YOU.  

In Bed with : Alli Simpson

ALLI SIMPSON: Singer, Model, Actress, Digital Personality

Growing up in the social media era having amassed a following of over 1.3million followers on Instagram alone, Alli Simpson is no stranger to the pressures of cultivating a seemingly perfect lifestyle for the camera. As a 21-year-old with a ‘been here before’ maturity, Alli explains how she feels she has a duty to be honest and vulnerable with her audience, rather than further perpetuating unattainable standards. Alli is raw and honest in discussing her breakup with Conrad Sewell and how having a song written about her played a big part in her healing and growth. She discusses the positive side to breakups, and how they have ultimately helped her grow and become a person she is proud of. Alli and Carissa openly discuss the toxic, inauthentic side to Hollywood and the concerning rise in young teens coveting unrealistic standards of beauty and the attainment of perfection through the rise in injectables.

RJ says:

Fascinating conversation! You mentioned how you would want to flip around how red carpets work. If you were put in charge and free to do whatever you wanted…how would you change it?

    Carissa Walford says:

    Good question. I’m always thinking about ways to mix it up. Firstly I think they are irrelevant in today’s ‘live’ social media era, as we get to see celebrities point of view from their own channels & their own perspective before they even arrive on a red carpet. That mystery element of seeing what they are wearing is gone. The topic of conversation between journalist and celeb could be focused on important worldly topics they may want to discuss. We’ve seen many strikes and boycotting at these events because the same questions are being asked over and over again. Give them free rein to talk about something else. Who knows we might learn something new about the artist if they get to choose what they are passionate about. We don’t need to hear them promote the movie or album after months of promo anyway. Thoughts?

      RJ says:

      I think those are great ideas on changing up the red carpet. Conversations on topics someone is passionate about are so amazing. Eyes lighting up, talking faster…I love it! Even if it is a subject that I am not usually interested in, I love to hear people speak about something that excites them. Passion can be infectious.

manuela says:

wow!! I loved this episode and totally agree with how we are capable of noticing when things are calling us and when they are meant for us

    Carissa Walford says:

    Thank you. She’s a wise young woman. It’s all about being open to noticing when we are being caller & not ignoring those signs. 🙌🏼

Abbey says:

The Kylie Klone culture is real and it’s scary. Young girls are getting surgery and fillers before their bodies have even fully developed. I’m so glad I grew up before Instagram but it makes me wonder how teen girls cope.

Klones are on our most popular reality TV shows, here and overseas. They’re successful and portrayed as the height of beauty. How do young girls learn to love their own skin and identity when the world is telling you they’ll love you more if you change artificially?

The other thing is filters. I read an article recently titled “young people are getting surgery to look like snap chat filters”. I mean, are we really fucking doing this? It’s all distortion and it’s scary.

    Carissa Walford says:

    Exactly. How can young girls like who they are when Instagram and reality shows portray such an unrealistic version of reality. On the flip side I feel like there are some smart young ladies in the younger gen who aren’t buying into it which makes me happy. Getting old is a bloody privilege, we need to embrace that in itself! Thanks for sharing your thoughts my love xx

Johanna says:

I totally agree. Young people all over the world are trying to copy Kardashians and sadly it doesn’t just mean they wanna dress like them. Some people even go get injections or go through surgeries just so they can look a bit like them, which is so fucked up.
I dislike Kardashians as a brand, but I can’t blame them. What they look like is a big part of their business and they cannot control people’s behaviour, but they kinda are also sending a message to young people that they are not enough as they are. Kardashians have all gone trough surgeries and injections, so clearly they didn’t think they were good enough either.
People need to acknowledge the power of being yourself and how beautiful it is that we are all unique. x

    Carissa Walford says:

    Couldn’t agree more. The focus is unfortunately always on perfecting the outer, & it become an addiction. I’m all for doing whatever makes you feel good but it needs to come from a place of true inner confidence rather than masking up imperfections. Accepting what we don’t like about ourselves and embracing it anyway is key.

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