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AnyBody's Official Petition to bring Body Diversity to the Catwalk


Our petition is back on the front page because the next fashion week is upon us in September 2007, and we still need your support because unbelievably nothing definite has been achieved by the 'Model Health Enquiry' that was set up in March by the British Fashion Council, so let's see if we can make a difference, and apply some pressure!

Click here and sign our petition to see more body diversity on the catwalk.  Speak back to the fashion industry, which is forever forcing us to listen to it.  It is time to release women from all-consuming thoughts of body hatred - so sign our petition, and once we have your support we will be taking the petition to London Fashion Week and the Mayor's Office - Have your say! 


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I feel models are way too skinny. I modeled for 20 yrs and now have a severe eating disorder. I was told what to eat, when to eat it and "lose more weight" This modeling thing has gone too far in our society. What is the waif model look teaching our children? That it's okay to starve ourselves to "look like them?" I now regret ever working in that industry. I feel for those who get "caught up" in that way of life, Besides, What would you do if that were YOUR child....Dying to be thin.
July 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterrobin
I was often "accused" of being anorexic whilst at school - I was 5'9" and skinny as a rake for years. I am now 31. Ideal weight for my height and one of those "lucky ones" who can eat what they like but I have been so much happier since I have naturally grown my own curves and fleshy bits. I consider it to be essence of woman. (I no longer wear guys jeans!) I feel strongly as anyone about the fashion industry exploiting models and the viewing public, knowing how hard it was to put on weight and the prejudice and insecurity I experienced being so naturally thin. I would still feel the same if I looked like these models about which we are talking. It is pure insanity.
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterally
I tried to sign the petition, my computer kept airing out, so if somehow my signature below can be copied and pasted to the petition, that would be great.
The "coke-head" look went out in the late 90s! I'm so sick of hearing other women say that Kiera Knightley and Paris Hilton have such nice bodies! Let's keep it up with the petition!
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoelle

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