Body Gossip

Obsessions of a Parent - How Our Body Image Can Affect Our Children

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

If we can't accept what we look like then how do our children stand a chance in a society that constantly sends out messages about how they expect us to appear?

An Open Letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove

Natasha Devon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natasha Devon

Whilst I cannot condone the way in which your policies have in my opinion ostracised those young people whose talents fall outside the traditionally academic, I am actually writing to outline how our classes and other expertly delivered emotional education can and are assisting you in your agenda...

Body Gossip (But Not About Kate's Hair Or Weight)

Natasha Devon | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Devon

Last Wednesday, 28 November 2012, a 15-year-old student from Cambridge stood in front of members of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, five hundred of her peers and representatives from the World press and proudly declared that she is a lesbian, whilst doing the 'rock' sign.

We Live in a Culture Obsessed With Extremes

Natasha Devon | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Devon

Switch on your television, flick through a magazine or browse the internet and you'll be assaulted by headlines tempting you to behold the spectacle of "the 63 stone man!", the "anorexic who weighs the same as your average five year old!", or "the model whose desperate bid for success ended in botched cosmetic surgery!".

APPG on Body Image Report - A Child's Eye View

Natasha Devon | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Devon

Picture the scene. I've just taught a co-ed year seven class, at an endearingly lovely state school, in the posh end of Hertfordshire. The teachers have whipped the students (and themselves) into a state of frenzy, convinced they have a 'celeb' in their midst (largely based on my regular appearances on Radio 5 and the fact that I know Gok Wan, I am later to discover).

Body Image Education

Jo Swinson | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

As a society, we need to open up a conversation about our bodies. We need to ensure that body image and media literacy education remain high up on the political agenda by encouraging initiatives like those organised by Body Gossip.