Lou curates and runs creative workshops. The workshops provide an opportunity for Lou to share their story and insights to guide participants on their own journeys whether that comes to appreciating their bodies, unpacking masturbation shame, practising gratitude in their day to day lives or making space for their gender thoughts with compassion and care.
Clients include: Newcastle City Council/Shine, Newcastle University Students' Union, College of St. Hild and St. Bede at Durham University, Newcastle University Feminist Society (2021 & 2022), The Anti Diet Riot Club (2021 & 2022), Changing Relations.
'Lou is very competent, kind and professional at all times. The workshop they delivered was excellent and was beautifully received by workshop participants, who felt affirmed and safe’ - Shine.
BODY GRATITUDE WORKSHOP VISION
There is so much pressure to conform to unrealistic appearance standards and base your self-worth on how you look. In this workshop, Lou brings together their personal body image story, their academic insights into positive body image and their love of art to support others on their body image journeys. This exciting workshop provides a welcoming space for participants to get creative, acquire new knowledge and gain tools to help with their body image moving forward.
If you or someone you know may be interested in hiring Lou to run a workshop, please get in touch via the contact us form and Lou will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or queries.
Over 80% rated the workshop as excellent.
Over 80% said they were extremely likely to recommend the workshop to a friend.
100% of university student participants said they thought other universities should offer this workshop to their students.
‘Was a very calming and safe space to get creative in a unique way, It really helped rethink our conceptions of our body and will definitely give us tools for the future negative body days!'
‘Unlike other body positivity workshops, we werent taught what to think, but more so different ways we could think, which I feel is much more productive and useful as you can take these things away and incorporate them into your day to day experince.'
‘I found the exercises really relaxing and helpful, I'd never considered writing a card to my body before and it was a really calm and supportive environment. The research about body image was also so interesting!’
‘I loved that workshop omg! It was really therapeutic, I feel relaxed and just in a really good mood.'