Episode 9: But what if I don’t love my body? With Laura Phelan and Abby Russell

What if you want to feel good about your body but you’re just not there yet? Is self-love just another thing to fail at? If we’ve tried liking ourselves as we are, is the only other option to change our body? In this episode we explore the idea of body confidence and how we can achieve peace with our body while living in the goldfish bowl of diet culture.

Our guests this week are eating disorder specialist Laura Phelan and curve model Abby Russell from Beyond Body Confidence, who give some advice for how to deal with all of the above.

As ever, the episode features our usual Going UP / Going DOWN chat, this week looking at Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (13th to 19th May) which focuses on body image, as well as a very cool Instagram account dedicated the celebration of going grey.

We also have a really exciting announcement about our first ever event – check out the details and link below for the details!

THE BODY CONS BODY LOVE PHOTO SHOOT EVENT

We’re super excited to announce our first ever Body Cons event – a Body Love photoshoot event on Saturday 18th May, from 10am until 4pm. This is a ticketed event with limited places available and will include a private photography session, talks, a live podcast, pampering and food. In celebration of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, profits from the day will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation. Find out details and get your tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/body-cons-podcast-body-love-photo-shoot-event-tickets-61376826741

GET IN TOUCH:

Email: bodyconspodcast@gmail.com |Tweet: @bodyconspodcast | Instagram: @bodyconspodcast

GOING UP / DOWN:

Going UP – Mental Health Awareness Week, 2019 from 13th to 19th May is dedicated to all things body image. Find out more here:
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Going UP (x2) – The Instagram account @Grombre –
https://www.instagram.com/grombre/ – a radical celebration of grey hair.

THIS WEEK’S GUEST:

Follow Laura Phelan at @phelanwelll and Abby Russell at @curvyliving. Follow Beyond Body Confidence at @beyondbodyconfidence or check out the website –
http://beyondbodyconfidence.com/

YOUR HOSTS:

Molly Forbes: @mollyjforbes | Lottie Storey: @lottie_storey

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Artwork by Hannah Broadway @hannahkbroadway

Music: Teeth White by The Staves, used under license from Warner Music (PRS & PPL)

Sound FX: Epidemic Sound

Produced by Molly Forbes

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