It is as important as Science or English, because you can teach somebody
to write but you can also teach them to respect themselves. When you're looking
at kids with eating disorders, kids that are bullied, self-harming and taking
their own lives, a lot of times it stems back to a really poor body perception
and I think we can make a difference
"If we get them educated about airbrushing, educated about images of
perfection... Just to be told that every single one of us is subjected to over
3,000 images every single week without even realising; just to have that
information out there, I think kids will start building up a dialogue with their
peers as with their teachers that would be invaluable."
On 12th May 2011 Gok organised 'The Biggest Body Confidence Lesson',
involving 100 students and 11 tutors who all participated in a giant Body
Confidence class close to the Houses of Parliament to illustrate how effective
even this one lesson in Body Confidence can be.