When a friend of mine wrote a blog about how it was unhealthy to introduce size 16 mannequins into Debenhams, I gasped in despair. Size 16 is the average size of women in the UK, so surely having a representative mannequin couldn’t be a health risk?
Of all the organisations we regularly meet with, Body Gossip run by actor Ruth Rogers and body image commentator Natasha Devon are the most talkative. In fact they never stop spouting off….Good Women!
Today, more than ever before, we face an almost constant bombardment of images, messages and ideals, from the websites we visit, the adverts we see, products we buy and magazines that we read. The representation of the human form delivered to us by these sources has a huge effect on the way we percieve our [...]
THE WINNERS ARE… The award winners of the first ever Body Confidence Awards presented in association with bareMinerals were announced yesterday evening at the Houses of Parliament. The event was an electric celebration of the winners’ inspirational and deserving efforts to promote body confidence, diversity and the acceptance of broader beauty ideals. All who were [...]
We are delighted to announce, alongside the other members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, that the inaugural Body Confidence Awards will take place this Thursday, 19th April 2012, at the House of Commons. The awards will recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of those who promote body confidence within various [...]
Embargo: 00:00, 17 April 2012 Contact: Corrine Leon 020 7219 8088 In a looks-obsessed society where 47% of girls think the pressure to look attractive is the most negative part of being female[i] and 38% of men would sacrifice at least a year of their life in exchange for a perfect body.[iii] It is time [...]