Video: Body Image and Self-value

I was interviewed by Kat Borrowdale, performer and director of Edinburgh-based social enterprise Think Circus, for their 2021 film, Imagined Bodies, which was supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

We talked about body shame and improving self-talk and self-understanding:

“Your body is political. You don’t feel bad about it because there’s something wrong with you. You feel bad about it because the powers that be have decided it’s in their interests for you to feel bad about it”.

Have a watch of our interview (30 minute video):

From the Think Circus website: “Imagined Bodies presents short duets exploring the negative thoughts that one third of adults in the UK experience in relation to their physical bodies.

“Responding to months of social isolation during the lockdowns of 2020, and increased focus on body image, the work is based around the insidious, everyday negative thoughts people experience in relation to their physical bodies.

Imagined Bodies explores the opposing forces of body appearance verses body capability. It exposes tensions between expectation and self-esteem, self discipline and compassion”.

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