Talks, Presentations and Professional Engagements

Holli is often invited to present her work at schools, universities, parent groups and festivals.

Together with Melissa Hood from The Parent Practice Holli presented Body Image talk at Glendower School.

At American School in London during Parent Discussion Group
Holli, Kelley Reid and Jess Spector discussed what it’s like to be 12 years old,
encouraging healthy body image in our children and the latest update on Health classes dealing with this topic and others.
She was also a part of “Teaching our children to use stress, not be used by it.”
How do we teach our sons and daughters how to break out of the boxes that confine us, not letting them define us. And what’s different raising boys from raising girls?
Holli was a part of Hub Dot: the art of YOU! an evening of inspiring stories around who we are, what makes us tick and how we can be the ‘best version of ourselves’ in both our personal and professional life.

In UCL Medsin, GENDER EQUITY CAMPAIGN: HOW DOES GENDER AFFECT HEALTH? Holli was invited to present on the topic of body image and how gender and gender norms affect health and health seeking behavior.

Holli was a guest of the UK Jewish Film Festival 2014 and discuss, through Q and A the film “Brave Miss World” directed by Cecilia Peck.
In November 3, 2014 Holli participated in the APPG meeting to launch the new Body Confidence Campaign

In October 2014 Holli was invited to an event as part of the “1001 Critical Days Lecture Series” at Parliament in the House of Commons, hosted by Andrea Leadsom MP, Frank Field MP and Tim Loughton MP, and sponsored by the charity Parent Infant Partnerships United Kingdom (PIPUK).The lecture series is designed to demonstrate innovative science and best practice within the vitally important first 1001 days of a baby’s life – the period from conception to age two.
Holli has presented on Body Image during pregnancy for “Mother and Baby” programme at My Healthcare Clinic in Battersea Reach.

Taking active part in All-party Parliamentary Group Meetings Holli was Invited to be a judge choosing the nominees for the APPG Body Confidence Awards 2014 hosted in The House of Commons by Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image. Holli accepted Body Confidence Campaigner of the Year award on behalf of Susie Orbach. The evening recognized organizations and individuals who are ensuring real, healthy bodies are reflected and celebrated across society.

In September 22, 2014 Holli and Susie Orbach presented their published government paper “Two For The Price of One” to health visitors, midwives and care workers in Bradford. They hope to have achive funding for piloting their proposed program to train Health Visitors and Midwives in Body Image during pregnancy and beyond.

Alongside with Jill Walker, The Deputy Head at Glendower, Emma Woolf writer for The Times, Grazia and The Ministry of Thin and An Apple a Day, and Deborah Joseph, editor of Condé Nast’s Easy Living, Holli was invited to sit on a panel as an expert on body image for the screenings of Miss Representation, a powerful American documentary being screened privately and addressing the influence the media and advertising has on the self esteem of our young girls and boys.

Holli attended of the premier of BBC 3’s first show of The Body Beautiful Season screening of “I Want to Change my Body” in 2012. This documentary highlights body-obsessed Britain and reveals the problems through exposing the participants’ dangerous behaviors. On a greater scale, the quest for perfection is societal failure. That stops there. In fact, all of these stories might even entice more young people to consider enhancements to change their own bodies. Holli’s review on it was posted on Anybody UK website.

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