UK creators shared their ideas with the Houses of Parliament this week on how the government can help improve body positivity in the UK.
Luke Cutforth, Megan Jayne Crabbe, Em Ford, Katie Snooks and Michelle Elman met with the Government Equalities Office on Wednesday to give an insight into issues surrounding body image.
They joined other social media influencers, including Harnaam Kaur and Stevie Grice-Hart, as a result of the Government Equalities Office commissioning research with the aim of gaining a better understanding as to how the government can help in combatting body image issues.
On Wednesday we invited some top body image bloggers to Parliament to get their ideas on how Government can improve #bodypositivity in the 🇬🇧
Read a blog from @ElysiaGeo setting out why action is important 👇https://t.co/wb4HsjhqKx pic.twitter.com/lTjBPQgHjt
— Women and Equalities (@WomenEqualities) July 26, 2019
The Government Equalities Office invited the views of UK social media influencers in their research as they “remain on the front line of the body image debate”.
The research by the government is set to explore how body image is experienced by “different groups, including men and LGBT individuals, and will look at the relationship between body image and social media”.
I’ve been invited to the Houses of Parliament today to discuss body image!
How does body image affect your life?
What are your body image triggers?
What needs to happen to ensure everyone feels comfortable with their body?
I’d love to share your thoughts at Parliament today 😁
— Luke Cutforth (@LukeCutforth) July 24, 2019
Before the discussion, the creators asked their followers for their opinions on body image so they could be brought up in conversation when in Parliament.
Spent the day at Parliament today talking to the Government Equalities Office about body confidence and how the law can help protect people’s body image and further the body positive conversation.
Dress: @violetabymango gifted by @navabiFashion pic.twitter.com/9PYQcn9Udj
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) July 24, 2019
The views of the creators will be put towards the research into body image issues, and will be used in the creation of a government campaign on body image in the future.
The campaign will intend to “inform further work to support young people on the wider impact of body dissatisfaction”.
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