West Norfolk influencer speaks on This Morning Dubai debate 'There's no need to travel abroad'
Rebecca Fisher,25 from Burnham Market, has been a social media influencer for two years, amassing an impressive 15.4K followers on Instagram for her lifestyle and parenting website The Coastal Mummy.
Following the debate on This Morning between presenter Holly Willoughby and fitness influencer Sheridan Morden about whether her Dubai trip was 'essential', Rebecca is keen to speak out about
the impact influencers can have on their audience.
"I don't think there was any need to travel to Dubai," she said, "It's been hard adapting, we haven't been out much because of covid and business engagement has been more limited.
"We usually go out as a family to take pictures and be part of public events for brands, but obviously we've had to stay local. I just want to point out that you have to change your content with the times
and there are lovely pictures to be taken locally."
Rebecca is concerned influencers will be 'tarred with the same brush' after Sheridan's appearance: "People think we are in it for the brands, the trips and that we would all get on a plane to Dubai if we had the chance,
but that's not true at all, I'm following the restrictions and still producing content. People look up to you as an influencer, and Sheridan has been called a role model for young girls.
"I wouldn't want to impact the mental health of my followers - many of whom will be isolated or haven't seen family members in months. Would they want to see me lying on a beach or going to a mall in Dubai? I don't think that would make them feel good."
Rebecca is currently home schooling her children and is trying to work around that, as are many parents nationwide.
"We are all suffering from mental health issues at the moment, that I understand - however, a Dubai trip is not essential a lot of us don't have the money for that kind of thing at the moment."
Rebecca, who was named as one of the EDP's 100 Most Inspirational Women 2019, is uploading her lockdown content to instagram and her website, including posts about mental health during the pandemic.