The ‘Festival of the Girl grows up!’ Panel event – girls body confidence

The 'Festival of the Girl grows up!' Panel event - girls body confidence

28jun18:3021:00The 'Festival of the Girl grows up!' Panel event - girls body confidence

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The Festival of the Girl grows up!

Girls and Body Confidence: a live event hosted by Alex Light

The first ever Festival of The Girl grows up! panel event has been launched today by the team behind the Festival of the Girl, the festival created for girls aged 7-11 to inspire, engage and to break down harmful gender stereotypes.

An evening panel event for adults, the theme of the event is ‘talking to girls about body confidence’ with a specific aim at parents, carers and teachers of primary school aged girls.

The event takes place on Wednesday 28th June at 6.30pm start at The Trampery on London’s Old Street.

The exciting panel of experts and advocates taking part includes:

Host: Alex Light – body confidence advocate, bestselling author of You Are Not A Before Picture, No. 1 podcast Should I Delete That Podcast, founder of Light LDN

Laura Bates
 – feminist activist and founder of Everyday Sexism, bestselling author of Everyday Sexism, Girl Up, Men Who Hate Women, Fix the System Not the Women and others

Stephanie Yeboah – body image advocate, multi award winning creator, author of Fattily Ever After, podcast Storytime with Stephanie

Molly Forbes – body image advocate, founding director of Body Happy Org and author of Body Happy Kids

Anupa Roper – body image educator and author of Sparrowlegs

The Festival of The Girl grows up! has been created by the founders of the Festival of the Girl Abi Wright, Laura Mulvaney and Jen Toll. “We are all mums of girls and we wanted to make sure we knew how to talk to our daughters about what can sometimes be difficult topics. The is why we have launched the new grown up events to help parents and carers like us. We are excited to have the panel join us on 28th June to help raise the next generation of body confident girls”

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Festival of the Girl – it’s becoming increasingly vital to tackle body image, self-esteem and gender roles in young girls and any opportunity to help girls feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin is incredibly important” comments host Alex Light.

And this is what panellist Molly Forbes has say:

‘Body image is an urgent public health issue but it’s one that is regularly left off the table in discussions about kids’ health. From children being weighed in school to food and health education that promotes diet culture, it’s little surprise one in seven kids are currently dieting and that children as young as three are displaying anti-fat bias. This is why I’m so pleased Festival of the Girl is spotlighting this important topic and opening a conversation for adults to help to sensitively navigate this issue. As a mum of girls I know only too well how thorny this subject can be. It’s why I set up Body Happy Org and now work with schools, youth clubs and adults who work with kids to change the conversation, and it’s why I wrote a book about this too. Every time another organisation raises awareness of the importance of this subject it gives me hope that we are one step closer towards change. Thank you Festival of the Girl for being champions of positive body image in children and young people – our girls really do deserve better and with more champions like you perhaps they’ll get it! ‘


Tickets are now on sale HERE.

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Ticket Price:

£30.00 + booking fee


(Wednesday) 18:30 - 21:00


The Trampery

Old Street, 239 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY