Body Gossip

24 Apr

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the media lately, you may have spotted a certain Samantha Brick playing us for fools with her professional troll tactics. Luckily, when she was invited onto This Morning to defend her wild claims, she met her match in Natasha Devon, co founder of ‘Body Gossip’.

Body Gossip aim to help promote a positive body image either in short films, live theatre events or in The Body Gossip Book. I only became aware of their work very recently, when they teamed up with Curvy Kate on their Body Love roadshow. I loved their t shirts, modeled beautifully by the Curvy Kate ‘Star In A Bra’ ladies:

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And so I decided I wanted in on the inspirational t shirt action – as did my boyfriend! We both decided on a ‘Be You Tiful’ rolled sleeve shirt – his pink, mine blue. I was worried about how a size ’8-16′ t shirt would fit me, but luckily it worked out ok…

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I did tuck my shirt in at the back to achieve a slightly more fitted flattering look, but all in all I loved how the shirt fitted – and I think that Mr FFFB was rather taken with his as well!

From what I know of Body Gossip, I love them. Their message and work is very inspiring and I hope they continue to spread the body positive message.
My only gripe would be that the ‘one size fits all’ t shirts will NOT fit all. However, it is a very new venture for them, and hopefully they will start to produce some other size options to fit each and every person who wants to spread a body positive message.

What do you think of Body Gossip? Would you wear one of their t shirts?

20 Responses to “Body Gossip”

  1. Belle April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I love those t-shirts! btw were you in LOOK magazine? x

  2. shapeplusstyle April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Samantha Brick sensationalist, hornet nest stirring approach screams desperation about where her next pay cheque is coming from. Will definitely look these guys up, you both look super cute in your tee’s :)

  3. Stephanie Lemieux April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I love the t-shirt – so cute!

    In regards to this Samantha Brick person – I think she’s using the wrong language on so many levels! I am a big girl and yes, I am currently fighting to lose weight. Both for health reasons and vanity reasons. However, I am NOT on a diet. I am changing my lifestyle and choosing to make healthier choices. Samantha comes across as a bully and she really doesn’t need to. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is good for everyone – shaming people and saying that they need to be on a diet (which is a taboo word no matter how “nice” you’re trying to say it) isn’t the way to encourage anyone, especially young women.

  4. Pascale-L. Bolduc April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Where can I buy a T-shirt! I need 3 dozens of those…. so I can not only wear but live it!

  5. rosie April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I LOVE these t-shirts, but am put off by the sizing. Would you be able to measure it, armpit to armpit for us to give us an idea of the size please?

    • fullerfigurefullerbust April 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

      What are your stats?xx

      • rosie April 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

        44, 38, 42 x

      • fullerfigurefullerbust April 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

        Very similar to me, I’d say you’ll be ok. The top has a LOT of stretch. Sadly I do not have it to hand to measure right now as it is in the wash!x

  6. AE April 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Wasn’t Samantha Brick the woman who wrote an article in the Daily Fail about a year ago claiming that men were tripping over themselves to do her favors, while women were green with envy over her beauty? I don’t know how anybody can take her seriously when her sole purpose seems to be to troll on behalf of the Daily Fail.

  7. Gwend0u April 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    You two look fab :)
    Love the TShirts !

  8. Helen P April 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Love that t shirt. Don’t think ‘one size fits all’ ever works but it looks great and fab message. Love the fact you got your boyfriend one too!

    Check out my blog? http://everyoneshouldsparkle.blogspot.co.uk/ (travel, plus size fashion, make up, and general life chit chat!)
    I’d be super duper pleased!

    x

    • fullerfigurefullerbust April 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

      <3

      Love the blog xxx

      • Helen April 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

        Aw thank you! I’ve been a fan of yours a while now and live what you’re doing :) feel free to subscribe and make me ├╝ber pleased! X

  9. Stacy April 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Where would I get one of theses shirts?

  10. leannecurran2013 May 12, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Hi there, fab blog!

    I also have been following Body Gossip as part of my general campaigning for awareness of the psychological links to overeating (I write a blog @ http://www.notodiets,com) and tackling the media with regard the ‘ideal’ ‘perfect’ body and so on….I am a larger woman, I am a nurse and currently training to be a Therapist. I have worked professionally in eating disorder services for 6 years. I came across Body Gossip as part of my research and the first thing that really struck me is their affiliation / relationship with Cosmopolitan whom are notorious for air brushing and endless tips on how to make out bodies taller, longer and slimmer. Then I realised their T shirts of which they offer 17 different types have only 4 that go up to a size 22. As you rightly point out I too have a gripe with the 8-16 size, one size fits all – because it clearly doesn’t, they wouldn’t fit me and I’m sure lots of other people. Body Gossip replied that their sizes go up to 22, but as I said only 4 out of the 17 do. Upon commenting on various body gossip articles and affiliated sites pointing these rather two contradictory aspects to their campaign out, I was emailed and ‘reminded’ that I could be in breach of breaking the civil law by expressing my views, I was then barred / blocked from their face book page after posting links from cosmo about slimming tips (to demonstrate the unlikely link between BG and cosmo) and blocked from Body Gossip twitter. I do feel rather censored, considering my aim as with all of my campaigning is to raise awareness and I felt these contradictions needed to be aired to the public. Undoubtedly promoting body confidence it utterly important, but I am unsure about some of the angles of the campaign. Thanks for asking these questions :)

  11. Hannah Thompson May 16, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Hiya, just seen this blog – sorry, late to the party! Love the t-shirts, but I have another question – what are the jeans you’re wearing in these pics? I’ve given up wearing jeans as I can never find ANY that suit me, or that I can wear without constantly pulling up, that fit my thighs and my bum as well as my smaller waist, and which don’t give me a horrendous muffin top or make my thighs look like sausages. I’m a size 12, it shouldn’t be this hard! Basically I don’t wear trousers anymore. But yours look amazing! Tell me where I can get some?!

    Thank you, and love the blog, as usual :)

    • fullerfigurefullerbust May 16, 2013 at 12.53 #

      Hey lovely :)

      They are Evans jeggings :) x

      • Hannah Thompson May 17, 2013 at 12.53 #

        Oh wow, I totally wouldn’t have guessed they were jeggings! Cool, I will have to check them out :)

  12. LisaR May 22, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Love the t-shirts, I would definitely wear one, maybe two as I like the colors as well. I too like your jeggings, the fit seems to be perfect. Looks great.

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