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Mirror Mirror: Beauty, Body Image and the Self

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Photograph of Bri Lee, Nikki Stamp, Abbey Mag and Frances Cannon

Bri Lee, Nikki Stamp, Abbey Mag and Frances Cannon at the Wheeler Centre

Bri Lee's Beauty is a deeply personal treatise on body image, discipline and perfectionism. For this discussion, hosted by Lee herself, our panellists take the essay as a jumping-off point for a broader conversation about beauty standards in the 21st Century.

Together, they consider the beauty lies we tell ourselves and each other, and explore the impossible standards amplified through social media. What impact is our obsession with beauty and wellness having on our physical and mental health? When wielded by major multinational brands, do ideas of beauty diversity, inclusion and body positivity signify progress or ploy? Can they be both?

Join artist and ‘Self Love Club’ founder Frances Cannon, plus-size model and advocate Abbey Mag and doctor and author Nikki Stamp as they discuss reasons for caution and celebration in a time of changing beauty ideals.

A warning: this event includes some discussion of eating disorders and mental illness.

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