Why this campaign started

Body confidence has always been such a massive thing for me, I never thought I was good enough or pretty enough, always got bullied at school for being different. I have always been creative and arty I was getting bored of other things around me, so I started using my body as a canvas instead. 

Posting my Body art on social media on as many platforms as I could I was not expecting the positive response that I did, I started helping people to love themselves. I did something that is not really heard of body painting yes which is used for competitions, but not for body confidence. 

I used what I was good at and created my very own campaign to help women and girls, men to be body confident, to show that actually, I am good enough that I matter. To not hide away anymore to show the world who I am to love who I am, to love every part of myself my scares, lumps blemishes too. 

I am standing here bright and colourful, expressing who I am and finally not caring what others think of me, I am brave, sexy and body confident! 

Abby Dewberry

Abby Dewberry

Hello, I’m Abby and I’m Lottie’s younger sister. I have lived on the Sheppey all my life. I am a mum of one, a little boy who is 7 soon to be 8 and a step mum to a little girl who is 8. I work for The Hope Street Centre, they are a local charity based in sheerness that supports adults with learning disabilities and long term health conditions. We run the Blue Tree Social Club and Job Clubs and also help support volunteers with the Lighthouse Coffee Shop. We also run outreach activities such as archery, bowling, tennis and pool and snooker.

We also hire out rooms within the building to educational providers, NHS, exercise groups and other support groups. My role is a support worker and general admin support, this includes helping out in the Job Club, supporting the running of the Blue Tree Social Club, accounts, booking events, ordering office supplies and food for the coffee shop and keeping the social media up-to-date.

I have also recently become a trustee of a charity called Medway Puzzles, they are a charity based it Medway and swale for children, adults and families with disabilities such as autism, I am quite new to this role and still finding my feet.

Kay Carter

Kay Carter

I am an experienced education manager and community podcaster who has used the lockdown to pursue my passion for radio and broadcasting. I moved to the Island only recently, but I fell in love with it and I have used the podcast Simply Sheppey to foster connections in the community and to build my skills as a broadcaster.

On one of those podcasts, I met a wonderful, talented artist called Lottie Hopper. She inspired me immediately to want to get to know more about what she does and to help and I am honoured to be part of her team. I feel passionate about the values of the Be Body Confident Campaign and I look forward to working with the team to make it all it can be!

Sarah steel

Sarah Steel (Our very own Global School Advocate.)

My name is Sarah and I have been a Maths teacher for 13 years. During my time as a teacher, I have developed a passion for the student experience as this is an important part of the personal development of our young people. I am currently studying towards a foundation degree, Delivering Social Action in Schools which was inspired by WE.org and I have designed and implemented an inclusive student-led social action programme at my school.

I believe that empowering our young people by looking after their well-being, developing their life skills and leadership prospects provides pupils with the aspirations to achieve their goals. Working alongside Lottie and the team is exciting and I can't wait to be a part of it!