eating disorder sufferer tells her story in new celebrity book
Burnham-On-Sea resident has attended the launch of a new book
in which she describes her
experience of suffering from an
Tanner was invited to the London launch of the new 'Body Gossip'
book, an anthology of more than 300 short body stories written
by people from across the UK.
are poems, prose and dialogues written about everything body image
related, including pregnancy, diets, sport, ageing, adolescence,
eating disorders, ethnicity, sexuality and disability.
launch at The Hub in Kings Cross included the unveiling of several
new Body Gossip videos of real stories, written by the public,
and performed by celebrities. Girl group 'Alfee' performed the
new body gossip theme tune 'Feel My Love' and Zaraah Abrahams
from Waterloo Road and Coronation Street read one
of the inspirational stories.
said she was honoured that her two stories, called 'The Mirror
Never Lies' and 'Dear Body', had been included in the book alongside
others written by celebrities including Anne Diamond, Tina O'Brien,
Zaraah Abrahams, Alesha Dixon, Jermaine Defoe and others.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I submitted my stories to Body
Gossip when I was in recovery from an eating disorder and found
writing my feelings about my body image to be therapeutic."
Gossip is a campaign started by Ruth Rogers and Natasha Devon
which, since 2006, has invited members of the public to write
something about their body and submit it to their website.
selection have been performed by well-known actors, models and
musicians in live theatre shows and short films. The Body Gossip
campaign aims to promote diversity and acceptance of your body
regardless of size, age, sex, race or disability. All proceeds
from the book, which can be purchased here,
will go towards furthering the message.
Pictured: Top, Jackie with Natasha Devon and Ruth Rogers, the
founders of Body Gossip, and, above, with Coronation Street's