Why Pinterest Is a Place for Positivity

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A woman working on her computer is happy that Pinterest is a place for positivity.

Hop online, and you’ll be inundated with negativity. No matter the platform you choose to scroll through, you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid it. From arguing over current events, putting others down, and having unhealthy beauty standards—negativity abounds.  

Pinterest is not one of those spaces.  

Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp has very intentionally worked at keeping Pinterest a positive platform because he knew “[it] may be the last positive corner of the internet.”  

Where on the internet do you turn for motivation to do hard things, inspiration for a new project, or ideas for a family day? These are only a few of the many reasons Pinterest is known for being a place for positivity.  

Emotional Well-Being Activities That Help with Work Anxiety

If a Pinner has found themselves on Pinterest looking for ways to overcome anxiety, sadness, or fear—Pinterest will prompt them to check out their resources. These resources include support and a list of emotional well-being activities for the Pinner to explore.  

These brief activities are not meant to replace professional help but simply encourage the Pinner to refocus and help pull themselves out of the slump they may find themselves in.  

Give it a try: Type “work anxiety” into the search bar of your Pinterest or learn more about Pinterest’s compassionate search experience here. 

Body Positivity

In 2021, Pinterest made an important policy update prohibiting ads about weight loss in language or imagery.  

Pinterest was the first platform to make such policy changes, stating, “Pinterest is the place people come for inspiration to create life they love. It’s where everyone belongs—regardless of body shape or size. We're empowering Pinners to plan for a summer and beyond without weight loss ads, so they can focus on what matters most.” 

In an effort to promote body positivity, Pinterest encourages creators to make their content positive and inclusive of all sizes. This keeps Pinterest a safe, positive environment, but is also what the Pinterest community is looking for. 

Supporting Ukraine

Pinterest has stood in support of Ukraine from the very beginning. In the form of financial funds, they donated $250,000 to the International Rescue Committee, created a “donate” button on Pinterest, and established a Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund that they will match 2:1. 

Keep It Positive

These three examples are only a small glimpse at all that Pinterest is doing to ensure its corner of the internet remains a positive space.  

Pinterest also: 

  • Prohibits Ads for Sensitive Content
  • Combats Misinformation
  • Prohibits Political Ads  

How To let Go of Negativity

We admire all that Pinterest is doing to encourage each individual to consider those around them.  

Our team at Mama Hen Media continues to work at bringing more positive content to the platform through serving our clients and promoting the work that they do. If you’re interested in getting started on this incredible platform—you can apply to work with us here!


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