The models that monopolise magazines and billboards are no longer remotely representative of the women that we see in everyday life, resulting in an influx of body-dissatisfaction, eating disorders and appearance preoccupation among young women.
Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.
I left a part of me on the stage that day - that part was made up of fear, shame and an unwillingness to accept me for me. It took a while, but I am now 100% owning my truth.
My remaining days as a European are sadly numbered. I have just spent the last week away on business in Italy and Germany as a guilt-free Europhile. I was still in Germany when the EU Referendum results were announced and at breakfast in my hotel I felt like I had to apologise on behalf of Great Britain for the ghastly reality of Brexit.
TEDxBrum was an extraordinary event held on Saturday 11th June 2016. Fuelled by a 70-strong team of volunteers the event
In a week when we learnt that airboards are illegal to ride on the streets of London, the only way to console ourselves was to go to the theatre and think about our feelings.
Have you spent lots of money on suitcases or breadmakers only for them to sit unused in the cupboard under the stairs for most of the year? Library of Things solves this dilemma. It's a community space where people can come to borrow useful items and learn how to use them.
If we tell ourselves a self-limiting story might we accidentally limit our possibilities? Could we change our lives for the better simply by changing the stories we tell ourselves? I love this idea.
Because TED talks are so short, every sentence must count. The normal fillers, the waffle, the um's and the ah's all have to be erased. There's no time for them. The message has to be crystal clear, refined. Every single word that is uttered must add value...
Leaping from mountains, flying my Jedei winguit through valleys, soaring past the circling birds and glancing across at my team mates just inches away is an almost indescribable experience. An experience that I live for.