Zeke Smith on internet haters, Survivor and sending support to people online

The lines between online life and real life practically disappeared in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to replace social platforms and video apps for human contact.

As part of our mental health awareness month coverage this May we are talking to people about how their online lives impact their mental health. We connected with Zeke Smith the comedy writer who was known to fans of CBSs Survivor as the goofy guy with the mustache and the Hawaiian shirt over two seasons of the show until another contestant outed Smith as a trans man. Smith found himself suddenly in the spotlight as an activist and voice of an often-invisible community.nbsp.

Smith talked to us about how to think about online haters when its time to log off and why a puppy pic is usually more useful than a hot take.

It8217s been 15 months since the world came to a halt. How are you doingnbsp.

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