Teaching and Speaking

Just how did body size become one of the ‘biggest’ issues of our time?

Interested? You should be. Because none of us is immune to the low self-esteem and disordered eating that comes from not being the ‘ideal’ size.

Young and old, men and women, boys and girls from all backgrounds are feeling the impact of a society where your shape defines you…and it’s getting worse, not better.

I can help. Book a talk, presentation or workshop, backed up by up-to-date research. You can look at the ‘Topics’ page, or choose from one of these titles:

  • Body Image, the Media and Me.
  • Empowering Parents: Confident Body, Confident Child.
  • Every BODY Deserves Respect: Building Body Confidence.
  • The 7 Deadly Thins: Eating Disorders Through the Ages.
  • A Crisis of Obesity: Truth, Lies and Statistics.
  • Is Fat (Still) a Feminist Issue?
  • Feasting and Fasting: Body Image and Eating Issues in the Jewish Community.
  • The Religion of Thin: Diet or Deity?

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TALK or PRESENTATION
A one-hour talk or presentation engages and entertains, backed up by a powerful visual presentation and allowing time for Q&A’s. Content and visual aids are tailored to suit the audience, be it 11+ or 60+.

WORKSHOPS
Each workshop ( half or whole day) provides teaching and interactive activities designed to help counter negative messages about health and bodies. You leave feeling motivated and equipped with the practical skills to support a healthy body image.

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An educator?  At secondary level The Weight Debate’s talks and workshops contribute a thought-provoking addition to Religious, Media and General Studies as well as fulfilling PSHE requirements. A talk is a popular and relevant addition to any 6th Form Lecture Series. And never forget the key role schools play. A staff and/or parents Weight Debate presentation can support staff and parents dealing with the affects of disordered eating, over-exercising and  poor body image.