Amy Anderson works in Communications for the NHS. Her interest in feminism developed at university where she studied International Politics and wrote her dissertation on violence against women. More recently she has focussed on the issues surrounding body image and body confidence.
Alisa Berry-Ryan studied Social Anthropology and Development Studies marking a beginning in her long term interest in Gender and Body Politics. She lives in London and has worked for the Associated Press for the last four years.
Deirdre Cowman completed her BA and PhD in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin. Her PhD was on the topic of disordered eating prevention in primary school children. This project led her to collaborate with her colleague Deirdre Ryan to write and publish 'The Magnificent Toby Plum' - a children's book aimed at promoting positive body image. This has given her the opportunity to promote positive body image in talks and workshops with children, parents and teachers. Deirdre has been involved in the Endangered Bodies campaign since 2010 and is delighted to coordinate Endangered Bodies Ireland.
Amy Godfrey-Smith is currently completing her Masters in the Anthropology of Food. In 2012, she will perform her one woman show ‘The Biscuit Chronicles’ as part of her research into the use of theatre in public participation on health policy.
Althea Greenan is curator of the Women's Art Library based in the Library at Goldsmiths, University of London and an early member of the AnyBody group. From the start she was swept up by the energy and necessity of AnyBody whose insights and actions for change are shared by so many different contemporary artists. She is always happy to include artists' work in the context of body activism and for body activism to be seen to enrich cultural experience.
Jo E. Harrison is a graphic designer, artist and community project facilitator. She was brought up as a feminist and went on to study Visual Culture at the University of Brighton where she focused on public art, sexual politics and abjection and the female body. She has always been passionate about gender equality and is excited to be combining practical activism with her creative skills. Jo is also Art Director of WORDfest Crawley.
Jo Harrison has been involved in AnyBody since 2001 and works as a couple therapist.
Sharon Haywood is a Canadian freelance writer and editor living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is co-editor of Adios Barbie, a website that promotes healthy self-image for folks of all sizes, cultures, races, abilities and sexual identities. She has been a virtual member of the team since 2009, keeping AnyBody followers up-to-date on Facebook and Twitter, as well as managing most web-related tasks. Sharon was the Buenos Aires Endangered Species Summit Coordinator in March 2011, and now leads the Endangered Bodies initiative in Argentina, called AnyBody Argentina.
Stephanie Heart was the principal designer for the 2011 Endangered Species Summit. She is passionate about seeing women reach their full potential. A University of the Arts London graduate, Stephanie is an Art Director who uses her creative talent to combat the current visual culture. Stephanie has been an influential youth speaker and mentor to young women in the community for over four years. Taking delight in combining her creative talent with real life experiences and issues, she continues to deliver workshops, talks, creative sessions and events to young people that inspire change.
Judy Lever was a journalist and award-winning documentary Producer/Director for Thames TV. In 1983, she co-founded Blooming Marvellous, which became the UK’s leading maternity-wear specialist. In 2010, she took over Collier Campbell, a hand-painted fabric design company.
Roanna Mitchell is a London-based member of Endangered Bodies and works as Artistic director for Endangered Bodies events. She is researching her PhD on the Body Politics of Acting, funded and supported by the University of Kent. She also works with the Central School of Speech and Drama on practical solutions to issues of body, image and identity for actors. Roanna is a Movement Director and teacher, and teaches at the University of Kent, Goldsmiths University of London, and CSSD.
Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, social critic and activist. She has written 11 books, including bestsellers like Fat is a Feminist Issue and On Eating. Her latest is Bodies. She is the convenor of AnyBody/UK Endangered Bodies.
Holli Rubin is a psychotherapist specializing in body image and the impact of physical change on self esteem. She has a strong interest in women's issues including pregnancy and early motherhood where she helps women transition through the various stages. In addition, Holli has a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and worked as a buyer in New York City. Marrying the worlds of fashion and psychology, Holli has gained insight into how the Industry operates and the manner in which it impacts society. Holli has held seminars and advised on pregnancy and its impact on identity. Workshops on "How to dress through the different trimesters of pregnancy" aimed to show how to embrace your growing body whilst maintaining your individual sense of self and style.
Sue Thomason works with women to help them overcome eating disorders and poor self-image. Also the publisher and editor of Beautiful, the UK’s only body diverse, truly pro-self esteem women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, and author of the anti-diet self-help book, Eat Less Without Trying To Eat Less.