Fat-activist speaks at Barking women’s day event
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Author and fat-activist Julie Creffield was the keynote speaker at an international women’s day event at the Barking Learning Centre.
Ms Creffield runs an online resource – Too Fat to Run? - for plus-sized runners, especially women. She enthralled the audience with a speech entitled Setting Big Fat Stupid Goals.
“It’s inspiring to see Barking and Dagenham Council championing the role of women for a whole month,” she said.
“The range of events taking place are a great chance to shine a light on the inequality facing women, as well as celebrating their many achievements.”
Wednesday’s event in Town Square was held in conjunction with the launch of a new website - www.bdwomenservices.co.uk – set up by the council for local women.
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Councillor Sade Bright, cabinet member for equalities and cohesion, said: “Barking and Dagenham has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights revolution.
“We are the home of Mary Wollstonecraft and the women of Made in Dagenham fame.
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“It’s why we will continue to fight for women’s equality.”