Provocation Piece – Mental Health

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Provocation piece – Mental Health Shakira Akabusi   Shakira Akabusi is founder of StrongLikeMum, a pre and postnatal wellness practitioner, speaker, writer and mum of 4, including newborn twins. Having trained clients for over 10 years Shakira is passionate about encouraging positive physical and mental wellbeing. Combining her expertise as a pre and postnatal specialist… Read more »

Case Study – LGBT Youth Scotland

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Youth   We are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Established in 1989 response to Section 28. a clause within the Local Government Act (1988) that banned the… Read more »

Provocation Piece – Mental Health

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Provocation piece – Mental Health Dr Samara Linton   Dr Samara Linton a doctor, award-winning writer and content creator. She is the co-author of  Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography and co-editor of The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK. She can be found tweeting at @Samara_Linton. Web: samaralinton.com. I wake up… Read more »

Case Study – SeeMe

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See Me: End Mental Health Stigma   See Me is Scotland’s a national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. There is a commitment to work with multiple equality groups to support the development for them to tackle the specific stigmatising behaviours within their community. Dual stigma is experienced by people in BME communities… Read more »

Case Study – Girlguiding Scotland

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Supporting Girls on Their Journey Through Life: Think Resilient   Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland, with 45,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. Youth organisations like Girlguiding have a vital role to play in promoting resilience and wellbeing. Research from Edinburgh University showed… Read more »

Provocation Piece – Body Image

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Jess Weiner   Jess Weiner is a cultural expert, keynote speaker and CEO of Talk To Jess. Her mission is to change the way our culture represents women and girls. Jess has been helping change beauty standards, one effective campaign at a time. She helped launch Dove’s Campaign for ‘Real Beauty’, as well as the new,… Read more »

Case Study – Danni Gordon and The Chachi Power Project

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The Chachi Power Project   Danni Gordon is a passionate and creative Body Positive Advocate based in Edinburgh who is here to remind every body that they are beautiful. She created the Chachi Power Project in January 2017 on a mission to improve everyone’s body confidence through her writing, interactive workshops, talks, events and retreats. Her work, including… Read more »

Case Study – Assa Samake-Roman

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Body image is no futile concern, especially for women of colour   Assa Samake-Roman is a freelance journalist covering Scotland’s politics, culture, society and travel for Radio France Internationale, Le Figaro, Mediapart and Slate.fr. She also writes columns in the Sunday National. You can find more about her work on her blog, Kiltissime, and in… Read more »

Case Study – YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement

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Status of Young Women in Scotland 2019: What Contributes to Negative Body Image and What Needs to Change? About us YWCA Scotland is a feminist organisation and part of a worldwide movement of women leading change. Our vision is a world where every woman can shape her own life journey and fulfil her potential, where… Read more »

Case Study – Karie Westermann

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The empowerment of ‘making stuff’   Since 2010 Karie Westermann has worked as an independent award-winning knitwear designer in the handknitting industry. She writes about the intersection between making, disability, mental health, body positivity and the empowerment of ‘making stuff’. Karie teaches regularly both within the UK and across Europe with a focus on how… Read more »