Who We Are

Ruth Rogers: Founder and Chair of Trustees

Ruth Rogers

BodyGossipRuth founded the campaign in 2006.  Ruth produces all of the Body Gossip theatre shows and short films, and is responsible for the day to day running of the charity.

Ruth is also the Owner and Creative Director of The Canvas Cafe - a cafe and creative venue in East London that hosts workshops, live arts events and ongoing debate. The Canvas Cafe is our affiliated venue, and is home to Body Gossip workshops and theatre events.

Ruth is also an actress and puppeteer whose most notable performances include operating Joey's Head in 'War Horse' in the West End; operating a Beach Byrd in CBeebies' 'ZingZillas' for the BBC; presenting CBeebies Radio also for the BBC.

Twitter: @BodyGossipRuth

Lee Simmons: Graphic Designer

Lee Simmons

Do you love the Be beautiful Body Gossip Book cover? Have you admired our Body Gossip Tshirts in our beautifully designed online shop?  They are all testimonies of the talent and dedication of Body Gossip's amazing designer, Lee Simmons aka BodyGossipLee.

Tristan Bradley: Website designer

Ffern and Tristan

This fantastic website is the work of our philanthropic developer, Tristan Bradley. In his past life he ran posh London restaurants, worked in fundraising and has been a freelance web developer since 2009. Tristan lives in South West London with his lurcher, Ffern. More

Our Ambassadors

We have a group of wonderful Ambassadors who live all over the country - they spread the word about Body Gossip, and speak on the campaign's behalf at press events. They are:

Hannah Abdullah, Jake Basford, Lauren Benton, Chloe Cook, Kate Elliott, Caroline Dawson, Becky Edmonds, Sarah Fullagar, Beth Greenwood, Megan Harris, Bob Hughes, Alice Jackson, Lisa Jenkins, Kate Lally, Bethany Littleton, Amy-Louise Murray, Kerry O'Brien, Louise Ravenscroft, Gareth Sanders, Tracy Shave, Ally Stableford, Sarah Stagg, Athena Stevens, Charlotte Talbot, Jackie Tanner, Jillian Taylor, Laura Tombs, Clare Uytman, Liz White, Eloise Williams and Francesca Woods.

Thank you to all our Ambassadors for doing such an amazing job, supporting and promoting Body Gossip.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please email info@bodygossip.org - please note, we get a lot of requests, and we're sorry if we don't manage to reply immediately.

Francine Dulong: Lead Workshop Facilitator

Francine Dulong is an interdisciplinary performing artist who hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. She recently completed an MA with distinction in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, holds a Double Major in Theatre and French from the University of British Columbia, and has a background in physical theatre and art education (International School of Jacques Lecoq). Francine is passionate about the exploration of positive body image and gender equality in our current society. Working with Body Gossip and all the young people involved with the Performance Project is both a daily source of inspiration and a life changing opportunity. When she is not facilitating and designing educative adventures for Body Gossip, she is working for her participatory environmental theatre company, Blooming Ludus.  You can see her portfolio here: francinedulong.weebly.com

 

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