Natasha Devon

Natasha Devon is a writer and television personality, commenting primarily on body image, feminism and education. She is co-Director of the Body Gossip campaign and creator of their multi-award winning education programme, which has taught self-esteem to more than 15,000 teenagers throughout the UK. Last year, Natasha was named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Ultimate Women of the Year. www.bodygossip.org

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A ‘Punching Above Your Weight’ competition is an ugly thing indeed

What a sad indictment of our appearance obsessed culture

Disney taught us about right and wrong - but there's far more to it

There's no such thing as a 'bad feminist' opinion, and shouting somebody down won't help the discussion

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014: you can be too obsessed with ‘healthy’ eating

Many young people are confused about what constitutes ‘health’

Young people are struggling, but we need more than a nod from Government to acknowledge it

From pornography to skipping meals, too many children don't know where to turn when they need help and advice

Don't judge all Christians by Evander Holyfield's homophobic comments

If you’re going to live your life according to the teachings of a book, you should at least study it in an objective way

I'm a Celebrity: Rebecca Adlington earned her amazing talent - but that doesn't mean we have to put down Amy Willerton

Rebecca’s body is from hard graft; something she wasn’t handed at birth and which she has gone on to do amazing things with. We can't compare them on the same things

To stop the 'designer vagina' boom, let's make young women aware that genitals aren't all the same

After the rise in labial-reduction procedures, perhaps girls should be shown pictures of a range of vaginas in the classroom to help broaden their understanding of 'normal'

Why I hate the term ‘real women’

How dare advertisers dictate the parameters within which I can be a 'real woman'?

Girls kissing their female friends for the cameras isn't shocking, and it certainly isn't interesting

Why is there even an expectation that images capturing girl-on-girl snog action would cause any offence?

Sure you can tell your child they are fat. If you want them to live a lifetime of insecurity

If your child is overweight and it impacts their health there is action you should take. But that shouldn't involve inflicting the misery of body-awareness and calorie counting

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