Body Confidence Awards
Sunday 1st April 2012

Last Thursday, the Government held the first ever Body Confidence Awards at the Houses of Parliament, and Body Gossip were nominated in 2 categories!

Presenting awards were the achingly stylish Caryn Franklin from All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, and Body Gossip's (OK, and CBeebies' too) very own Cerrie Burnell.

Shortlisted for awards were the gobsmackingly awesome Caitlin Moran, sexy mumma Davina McCall, the gorgeously wonderful Gok Wan - and Body Gossip.

Yes, little old Body Gossip. Which up until 2 weeks ago was run out of of BodyGossipRuth's living room, BodyGossipTash's Blackberry or BodyGossipSarah's table at Starbucks.

So we were really chuffed that we were nominated in TWO (yes TWO!) categories: the Campaign Category, and the Education category.

Natasha and I glammed up (I even wore heels.  I know, shocker), grabbed a free glass of wine (obvs) and nervously waited to see if we won.

We didn't. But do you know what, we aren't gutted.  And here's for the why:

1) We hung out with Cosmopolitan's Deputy Features Editor, Rosie Mullender, who is a first class legend and loves Body Gossip. Whoop whoop!

2) In the Education category, we were up against the wonderful Girl Guides, and Body Image in the Primary School. Both incredibly proactive and passionate organisations, and it was an honour for Gossip School to be shortlisted alongside them.  Well done Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland for winning!

3) The Campaign Category was presented by Susie Orbach (who we LOVE. Proper adoration), and her introduction of Body Gossip included the following accolades: "Body Gossip is ballsy, it breaks taboos, it says what needs to be said!". This, we feel, is award enough.

4) The Campaign Category was won by the amazing charity Changing Faces - and this brings me to the REAL reason for this blog. You have to check out what Changing Faces are doing. Because they are wonderful, and we were proud to lose to them!

Caryn Franklin at the Body Confidence Awards
Caryn Franklin at the Body Confidence Awards
Body Gossip shortlisted in Campaigners category
Body Gossip shortlisted in Campaigners category
Caryn Franklin at the Body Confidence Awards
Caryn Franklin at the Body Confidence Awards
Body Gossip shortlisted in Campaigners category
Body Gossip shortlisted in Campaigners category
Body Gossip shortlised in Education category
Body Gossip shortlised in Education category