Professor Widdows is joined by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Martha Evans of The Anti-Bullying Alliance, and Phyllida Swift of Face Equality International to discuss the prevalence of appearance bullying.
The #EverydayLookism Facebook Live series is three live panel discussions taking place in February and March 2021
A new video series of Instagram Lives taking place this autumn as part of the #everydaylookism campaign which asks us to take looks-based discrimination (lookism) seriously and specifically to put an end to body shaming.
Starting on Monday 8 July, this free two-week course will allow you to explore the changing nature of the beauty ideal and the need to address body image anxiety as a global epidemic.
Professor Heather Widdows (Department of Philosophy) is interviewed for Guernica (a magazine of global art and politics) about appearance, the pressures to be perfect, and how beauty has become a measure for success.
Professor Heather Widdows and her book 'Perfect Me' is quoted in Macleans, Canada's national current affairs and news magazine, in a piece about gender, #MeToo and how women face unprecedented pressure to appear thinner, younger, smoother and firmer.
Professor Heather Widdows discusses beauty with the Stance podcast, an award-winning independent arts, culture and current affairs podcast exploring diverse, global perspectives. Skip to 43:30 to hear Heather, though the whole podcast is well worth listening to.
The Mirror of Erised (desire backwards) featured in Harry Potter and in the new Fantastic Beasts 2 is a magic mirror. It shows 'not your face but your heart's desire'. Professor Heather Widdows discusses the demands of beauty and how we see our bodies in the mirror for the Birmingham Brief.
Professor Heather Widdows writes for Psychology Today about recent media reports that a second British woman has died following 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery. Heather discusses the increasing desire for a 'bigger butt' and why this form of cosmetic surgery is so dangerous.
Heather Widdows is interview by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England for its Appearance Matters podcast. Heather talks about how beauty has become a moral and ethical issue, and how women (and increasingly men) feel the pressure to conform to the beauty ideal.
Report from the Professor Heather Widdows' talk at the Hay Festival, on whether we feel a duty to be beautiful.
Professor Heather Widdows joins the discussion on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' about bodies in the past and in the present. Skip to 33.35 to hear Heather, though the whole programme is well worth listening to.