27 Oct '11, 12pm

Read the @daisygreenmag exclusive interview with @joswinson about the representation of women and body image...

Read the @daisygreenmag exclusive interview with @joswinson about the representation of women and body image...

Meeting an MP is not normally something that I would look forward to, but then again Jo Swinson is not your average MP. Jo became Liberal Democratic MP for East Dunbartonshire in 2005 and was re-elected in 2010. Regardless of your political views, Jo is someone who, as a women, you want to support. In 2008 she was asked to chair a working group into the issues affecting women. One of its major findings was the portrayal of women in the media and how these unrealistic images negatively impact women’s lives, having a direct effect on self esteem. As a result, the Campaign for Body Confidence , was founded and subsequently launched in March 2010. Jo co-founded the campaign with Lynne Featherstone MP and the steering group currently includes All Walks Beyond the Catwalk , Girl Guiding UK , Central YMCA , Mumset , Dr. Susie Orbach and Beat . The aim behind the campaign is simpl...

Full article: http://www.daisygreenmagazine.co.uk/lead/fashion-lead/mee...

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