Book reading by Michelle Elman
23rd November, 7pm
Tickets £8.68 – £11.37 available here
In today’s world of supplements, celebrity diets and social media, it’s very easy to be hard on ourselves about the way we look. With all this pressure to strive for ‘perfection’ aesthetically, it is easy to forget how damaging this can be psychologically. Michelle Elman is a leading part of the body positivity movement that has been gathering momentum to liberate people from these unrealistic standards, recognise that all bodies are equally valuable and broaden the billboard definitions of beauty.
Michelle Elman is a 5 board accredited body confidence coach and award-winning body positive activist. She is the creator of the campaign #ScarredNotScared, a community that was created to teach women to embrace their bodies and their scars. Through this, Michelle has shared her own story of having 1
5 surgeries, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, an obstructed bowel, a cyst in her brain and a condition called Hydrocephalus and having the scars to show for it. She has built a collective following of over 200k people on Instagram (@ScarredNotScared and @BodyPositiveMemes). She has appeared on Sky News, BBC World News, Loose Women, Channel 5 News, BBC Radio London and LBC sharing her expert opinion on body confidence, as well as appearing in over 300 publications and going viral multiple times for her body positive posts. In 2017, she gave aTedXtalk on body positivity titled “Have You Hated Your Body Enough Today?”, which has been viewed over 40,000 times and most recently, she has released her debut book titled “Am I Ugly?”.