Bloggers collaborate with government to challenge negative body image

24 Jul 2019 12:32 PM

Prominent social media influencers such as Harnaam Kaur, Ashley James and Stevie Grice-Hart will today (24 July) attend an event hosted by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to discuss tackling negative body image.

Body image has become a key concern for women and men of all ages with research suggesting that once established in early life, body dissatisfaction can continue into adulthood.

The rise in prominence of reality TV shows and the increased usage of social media have helped stoke the debate around the issue, with media interest also ramping up around several controversial advertising campaigns.

The GEO has recently commissioned research aiming to better understand the role Government can play in easing the concerns of those who feel unhappy with how they look.

Alongside this research, the GEO wants to hear from key influencers, who remain on the front line of the body image debate, to better understand their experiences and thoughts on the issue. The Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, will also be in attendance for part of the discussion.

Those attending the event include:

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