Body image

'Bollywood is a place where meritocracy runs supreme.'

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan talks about her journey in the Hindi film industry.
Bollywood actor Vidya Balan is known for changing the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her choice of female-oriented roles. She started her career as a television actor and crossed over to the Hindi film industry with 'Parineeta' in 2005. She has won numerous awards but has also dealt with body shaming and a string of failures.
She tells BBC's Devina Gupta about her journey in the Hindi film industry and how she deals with failures and criticism.

Jameela Jamil: 'Now they’re calling out our pandemic bodies'

The activist and actor tells 5 Live about the impact of the pandemic on female body image.
Jameela Jamil has told BBC Radio 5 Live that she feels the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on female body image.

Speaking to Laura Whitmore, the activist and actor said: "The way that Covid has been specifically targeted as a time for extreme weight-loss, for women, has just been so upsetting.”

This clip is from Nihal Arthanayake on Monday 13 July 2020.
Body positivity movement: 'Why is my body not important'?
The body positivity movement has taken over social media and forced the diet industry to reinvent itself, but not all feel included.
The 'self love club' teaching positive thinking
A group of about 20 people who had never done burlesque dancing before have come together to learn the art.