Anita recently appeared on the BBC as part of the highly respected #100Women debates where she was invited in her role as project founder to speak on the media’s representation of women. The debate highlighted just how important and unique the First Woman project is to help provide young people alternative images of role models in today’s society.
The 100 Women program ran across BBC World News, bbc.com and the 29 languages of BBC World Service, as well as network news. The project raised some excellent questions about what a truly inspiring image of a woman looks like, the definition of ‘beauty’ and the sizeable pressures on young men to be masculine and muscular as well as caring.
If you missed the programme you can catch up on
BBC iPlayer or download the MP3
The BBC’s 100 Women season is part of the Beeb’s pledge to better represent women in its international news output.
Now in its third year, November 18th commenced a fortnight of debates, programmes, special reports and journalism, running across BBC World News, bbc.com and the 29 languages of BBC World Service, as well as network news.
Anita, in her role as First Women Project founder and professional photographer was invited to speak on one of the panel debates broadcast on December 1st.
This debate explored such topics as, ‘Are beautiful women more likely to succeed?’, ‘How much time do we need to spend perfecting our image?’ and also discussing the images she is creating for the First Women project itself.
Catch up on all of the special programmes going out for 100 Women here