For anyone who doesn't know or forgets, can you explain what the campaign is all about?
"Of course - so the campaign is to get body confidence taught on the national curriculum as part of the PSHE in all the schools. Back in 2009 we got the backing of Ed Balls who was the minister of education then. We were just about to get it passed and put into schools but then of course the election happened and the coalition government got in. To date, Michael Gove - who is the new Minister for Education - won't see me. He doesn't love me! So we're going to carry on with the campaign and this Thursday I'm going in to do a 100 student, 10 teacher body confidence class outside of the Houses of Parliament. Then I'm going into the Houses of Parliament with 12 teenagers and we're going to try and explain why this is such an important part of the education system."
So the coalition government hasn't agreed to meet with you yet?
"No, we've emailed them, we've contacted them and asked them for a meeting, but to date they won't come through with that meeting."
Are they aware of the level of support you received for the original campaign?
"The original, online petition gave us over 50,000 and originally we knew that we needed 10,000 to get talked about in the Houses of Parliament. We got that times five but still Michael won't talk to us at the moment. We're hoping that we'll be able to show him next Thursday - peacefully - that this is a massive, massive thing that needs to be put on the curriculum."
So you'll be taking a bigger lesson outside of parliament next week?
"Yes, next Wednesday I'll be briefing 10 teachers on the body confidence class and then on the Thursday, the 10 teachers, each with10 students in their class, will all be teaching a body confidence class. It's going to be the most unbelievable, ethical rally you've ever seen in your entire life. It's very exciting! Hopefully, fingers crossed, they will listen to us."
"Oh my God, to get the lessons put on the PSHE absolutely. We're trying to get as much backing as possible and what we want to do now is to get every single school in the country on board. If more schools say that they want this on the curriculum, then I know I've got more weight with the government. That's the next thing. Tell the government about it, continue with the campaign, get as many schools on board and then after that we will, fingers crossed, get it actually put into the PSHE."
How quickly can this happen? Could it be implemented for September?
"The thing is, I don't want to rush this. I'm teaching a class that I think is very important, but each school is different. I think we need to provide guidelines to each school and they need to have a bespoke lesson that is just for their students, because you have different types of students in different types of schools. So I don't want to rush this. If it gets in in September, brilliant. If it gets in a little bit later than that, I'm fine - but we've got to make sure that the lesson plan is right first."
What role would you play in the project if it is implemented?
"Well that's it, I think my work there is done! I'm not doing this for any glory reason at all. I'm doing it because I believe in it. Once it gets put onto the national curriculum, well I think I can take a holiday!"
Who do you think is to blame for this "body hatred epidemic", as you have described it?
"I think the problem lies in so many different areas. It's so hard to pinpoint because if we could just find one area, we could probably do something about it. But I think it's a combination of the media - we need to be more positive about it, I think it's about education of families as well, education of schools as well. I think it's in every single direction. Body dysmorphia has been carried down over the years and now it's been passed to the next generation and we need to do something about it."
How important is the Facebook page to the campaign?
"Well the Facebook page is increment - it's one way of talking out to everyone and we're using social networking as the main way of reaching everyone and getting everyone's support. Years ago there wasn't such a thing as social networking and now almost every single person in the country uses it in some kind of form. It's a way of talking to the masses and getting their immediate support."
You've always spoken openly about your weight battle. Are you fully confident with your body now?
"I think I'll always have some form of body dysmorphia and I think I'll always have some form of eating disorder because it's a huge part of who I am now. In answer to that, I think I'm still trying to find it. But I've never been in a healthier and happier place with my body than I am now. It's a very, very hard one to answer."
Would you agree that you are a bit of a role model for people in how you have dealt with your weight and body issues?
"Well I think if I can teach kids how not to do it, then I think that's probably a good thing to do! Whether or not I would call myself a role model, I don't know if 1) I'd have the arrogance or 2) I'd have the confidence to say that. Hopefully my story might inspire some people. There's a huge responsibility that comes with role models that makes me freak out slightly."
"The stories are unbelievable. Basically what we've done, is we've dipped into 12 teenagers' lives and we've asked them to tell their stories. Some of it is going to be quite shocking. Some of it's quite dark. All of them are incredibly inspirational. It's a very, very beautiful small film. It couldn't be anything further away from what I've done before. It's the first time I've ever gone into documentary territory and it's the also the first time ever that I've started something without having a solution to the end of it because we've filmed it reportage and it is organic. We're walking in there, discussing something and literally day by day we're trying to work it out as we film it. It's been incredible and I think the films are going to be the most important pieces of television this year - for me anyway."
You're going to be delivering a keynote speech at the Stonewall in July - how are you feeling about this?
"Scared and frightened! It's a big event. I hosted their awards for them last year and I was absolutely terrified. I think that going up and talking about my own experiences of queer-bashing and homophobic bullying is going to be incredible, but at the same time absolutely terrifying! I'm very nervous over public speaking believe it or not."
Is that an issue that you'd like to deal with more?
"It's part of this campaign - I'm working on a sexuality show as part of this series where I've been working with kids that are all coming out or have come out and just talking about the difficulties about it. It's part of this. I think it actually does tie in to the body confidence lesson as well because if we're talking about branding and identity, we're talking about every single child out there, then sexuality obviously comes into it."
Do you have a final rallying call for any teenagers reading this?
"What I would say is, if you believe that you have ever looked in the mirror and you have never liked what you're looking at and if you've ever felt that you are not as beautiful as you could be, then back this campaign because everyone is very beautiful. Go to facebook.com/gokteens!"
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