BODY GOSSIP BOOK
The award-winning Body Gossip campaign turned the body stories they’ve been collecting from all over the UK since 2006 into an anthology of more than 300 short stories.
Candid, at times funny, often controversial and always inspiring these stories cover topics ranging from pregnancy to disability, ethnicity to diets, and sport to ageing.
The book includes a foreword by Gok Wan, as well as entries from a number of high profile celebrities and politicians including Alesha Dixon, Anne Diamond, Nikki Grahame, Craig Revel-Horwood, Jermain Defoe and MP Lynne Featherstone.
For more information on the book and Body Gossip’s campaign to promote diversity and acceptance visit www.bodygossip.org
ENDANGERED BODIES – SHAPE YOUR CULTURE
Endangered Bodies recently obtained funding from Rosa UK to launch ‘Shape Your Culture’, a project with schools and community groups around London and the South East.
Shape Your Culture facilitates girls and young women in taking charge of their personal bodies, and in becoming advocates for transforming visual culture to represent their desires, their aspirations and their individual talents.
From launching a zine, creating performance art, a documentary or fashion show, to campaigning and lobbying, Shape Your Culture offers guidance, networks and encouragement for these young women’s projects.
In the summer of 2013 their work will be celebrated in a topical event at London’s Southbank Centre. Keep up tp date by visiting the site http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/
ALL WALKS BEYOND THE CATWALK – DIVERSITY NOW!
Diversity NOW! isthe first nationwide student competition to explore and celebrate the power all fashion students have to create positive messages about body image and individual beauty. Developed by All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and the All Walks Centre for Diversity the aim is for a future that reflects a broader range of beauty and body ideals.
in association with i-D Magazine
Sept 2012 / June 2013
Sponsored by Succeed Foundation
Supported by Arts Thread
Graduate Fashion Week
and Own Label
FULL DETAILS at http://www.allwalks.org