3 Jul 2014

Angela Barnett on body image

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 3 July 2014

Angela Barnett is a former bulimic who is open about her own struggles and recovery.

The Auckland marketing specialist has written about body image and interviewed other people who recovered from the eating disorder - compiling their stories on provocatively titled, website F'ing Awesome Bulimics I Know (NSFW language).

Hungarian singer Boggie's music video, which Angela Barnett shows her children to show how beauty can be constructed.

As a parent, Angela Barnett has an interest in helping children navigate their way through the pressures around body image, particularly once they reach their teen years. In addition to her writing she also gives talks to young teen girls about the pressures they are under, as she discusses with Kathryn Ryan.