Founder Story – Co Creation

FOUNDER STORY: I started the first body stigma/disordered eating meet up whilst I was receiving Employment Support Allowance (which I later converted to New Enterprise Allowance to receive some business advice!).  During that phase of health assessments and ‘fit for work’ appraisals, I met so many other people who’s esteem, body image and confidence was keeping them trapped and unable to use their own lived experience to help themselves or others.  I was fortunate to get a place with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a £4000 lottery grant, we have been founder (and trading) funded; run on volunteer power and a shoestring ever since – just imagine what we’ll do with more FUNding?!